A second arrest was made in the case of a woman who gave birth in the woods

A second arrest was made in the case of a woman who gave birth in the woods and was accused of misleading New Hampshire police about the newborn’s location, authorities said Wednesday. In a police affidavit, the daughter referred to George Theberge as her boyfriend. Other records in the case have been sealed. Theberge was arrested and charged with tampering with witnesses, reckless conduct and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the Dec. 26 birth, Manchester police said. The baby boy was left alone in a tent in subfreezing cold for more than an hour before officers found him. The mother, Alexandra Eckersley, 26, was accused of abandoning her son without heat or proper clothing. She pleaded not guilty Dec. 27 to charges of assault, reckless conduct, and other counts, and was released on bail on condition that she can’t have contact with her son.

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