A Newell, South Dakota couple has been arrested and charged with child abuse.
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Butte County States Attorney Heather Plunkett said 51-year-old Wendel Reed Hiland Jr. and 31-year-old Jessica Hiland were arrested last Thursday, both charged with 30 counts of abuse of a minor child.
Each charge carries a maximum sentence of ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
These charges are from incidents that happened at a home in Newell from August to October of this year.
The couple made their first court appearance on Monday in Butte County.