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Married woman hides affair by abandoning newborn baby after getting pregnant by lover

By Mason White 1:25 PM September 18, 2015
Leigh-Anne Varley 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A married woman who wanted to hide an affair from her husband, was arrested on a charge of wilful neglect after abandoning her newborn baby at the door of a home, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 36-year-old Leigh-Anne Varley of County Durham, has been sentenced to serve 14 weeks in jail, which was suspended for one year after pleading guilty to wilful neglect.

According to the police investigation, Varley hid her pregnancy from her husband and two children until she gave birth in secret in the bathroom of the family home.

She then wrapped the baby and left it at a door along with a note, asking the family to take care of the child. The newborn baby was found at the door of the home belonging to 52-year-old Janice Clish.

Clish and her partner called the police and the baby was taken to a hospital for a medical examination. The staff at the hospital initially named the baby Jack.

Varley eventually handed herself in to the police. The court heard that she was afraid that if her husband learned about her affair would lead to the breakup of her family.