Dow faces to 10 to 30 years in state prison on single charges of first- and second-degree assault for allegedly burning the boy and hitting him in the head. Dow also will be charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child for failing to seek medical care for the child. Those counts are misdemeanors, punishable by up to a year in jail for each.
Linscott faces six child endangerment charges for failing to protect her young son, who is now in state custody and recovering from his injuries. In recent days, the condition of the boy has improved after two brain surgeries.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the U.S. Marshal’s Office at 603-225-1632 or Plaistow police at 603-382-6816.
Reporter Bill Kirk contributed to this report.