5 Charged With Witness Intimidation in Case of Baby Placed in Fridge

Five juvenile females are facing charges for intimidating a witness in connection to a case where a baby was placed in a refrigerator by two babysitters last week in Danvers, Massachusetts.

All five were arraigned Tuesday in Lynn Juvenile Court, according to the Essex District Attorney's Office.

One of the girls was also charged in the Danvers case. The other four were not involved in that case.

The original incident occurred on Aug. 7 in Danvers. The two girls involved are facing charges of child endangerment and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon in that case.

Video posted to Snapchat showed the accused girls putting the baby in the refrigerator, closing the door and laughing as the baby's screams are heard through the refrigerator door. Moments later, they open the refrigerator and remove the baby.

It's unclear how long the baby was inside. The video was time stamped at 4:37 p.m.

Both of the girls involved with the refrigerator incident are from Swampscott.

The child is reportedly doing fine.

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