A Geraldton man who allegedly hid a baby’s corpse in a freezer has made his first appearance in court. Shaun Bradley Balaam, 33, appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, when the charge against him was read out — one count of interfering with a baby’s corpse with intent to prevent or prejudice an investigation into circumstances surrounding the death between August 20-25 last year. Mr Balaam was not required to enter a plea, and spoke only to confirm he understood the charge. Geraldton detectives previously claimed that after giving birth Mr Balaam’s partner placed the already dead child in a plastic bag, which Mr Balaam then allegedly placed in a backyard freezer. Police said they were notified after the woman went to hospital, where she showed signs of a recent child birth despite her denials. Police then investigated her Spalding home, where they say found the dead baby’s corpse in the freezer. Detectives have previously stated the pair have not been accused of killing the child. Mr Balaam was bailed to next appear in court on April 13. A 32-year-old woman will appear on March 3, where she is also facing the same charge of interfering with a corpse. As well, she is charged with fraud after allegedly lying to others about having a terminal illness and receiving donations.