Keene mother of toddler pleads to interference of custody
KEENE — The mother who went missing with her toddler in February pleaded guilty to interference with custody of a minor and contempt of court on Tuesday.
Nicole Reynolds, 33, of Keene appeared in Cheshire County Superior Court Tuesday for a plea and sentencing hearing.
In the negotiated plea she plead to interference with custody of a minor and contempt of court.
She was also order to pay restitution of $2,616.39 to the father of the child, Seth Geraghty, and the child’s grandparents, Michael and Fern Geraghty.
Reynolds was given two suspended sentences of 12 months in the Cheshire County House of Corrections. The sentences are suspended for three years pending her good behavior.
Reynolds and her two-year-old daughter, Gianna Geraghty went missing Feb. 5.
Police said Reynolds took her daughter because she was upset because the 2-year-old’s grandparents were given custody of the child.
A week later the Jacksonville, Fla., Police Department found mother and daughter safe.
The toddler was returned to her grandparents. Florida police arrested Reynolds on unrelated non-felony charges in Florida. She was returned to New Hampshire shortly after to face a felony warrant for interference with custody.