HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack couple are facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child after investigators discovered they inflicted severe physical abuse on their two-month-old baby who never sought medical treatment for the injuries.

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency on October 11 advised the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit that a two-month-old baby was being taken to Hackensack University Medical Center following a caseworker’s observations of “significant bruising” on the baby’s forehead.

Physicians at Hackensack University Medical Center performed a medical evaluation, which revealed that the baby had 12 broken ribs in various stages of healing, two fractured clavicles in different stages of healing, a fractured arm and various bruises and lacerations.    

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An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office determined that the injuries were inflicted by 35-year-old William Galan, who is unemployed, and 37-year-old Heather Chambers, a supermarket employee, both of Hackensack. 

On Thursday, December 19, the pair were charged with one count each of endangering the welfare of a child, a crime in the second-degree. The following day, they were arrested and remanded to Bergen County Jail. They are due at Central Judicial Processing Court in the city today.