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Dickinson PD arrest man accused of abusing infant

The Dickinson Police Department arrested Dan A. Pruett, a 43-year-old Dickinson man who moved here from Arizona, for Class AA felony gross sexual imposition and Class B felony child neglect and abuse on Thursday, according to a press release.

The arrest came following an investigation of an ambulance request for an infant in medical distress early Thursday morning. The emergency room examination of the female infant revealed evidence of serious physical and sexual abuse which led to Pruett's arrest.

Pruett is currently being held at the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center. He had his initial appearance in court at 10 a.m. Friday and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 3, according to court documents.

The 5-month-old infant was air-lifted to a Fargo hospital and is there currently.

The investigation is ongoing.

Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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