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Hampton mother charged with 3 counts of felony child neglect in 2-year-old son’s disappearance

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 13:14:20-04

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    HAMPTON, Va. (WTKR) — Hampton woman Julia Tomlin was arrested and charged with three counts of felony child neglect in connection with her son’s disappearance.

Arrest warrants reveal the charges against the 34-year-old mother stem from incidents that happened on June 22nd— two days before Tomlin reported her son missing on Monday.

Tomlin is accused of neglecting 3 different children— ages 6-months, 2-years-old and 3-years old.

Two-year-old Noah Tomlin was last seen around the Bayside Mobile Home Village around 1 a.m. Monday. Police have presumed Noah dead, but continue to search in and around the area, including in a nearby landfill.

Search efforts are expected to intensify over the coming days, police said.

Julia and the boy’s father were initially at police headquarters on a voluntary basis. At that time, there were no charges against them and they were cooperating with law enforcement, police told News 3.

The felony child neglect charges are not Julia’s first. In 2010, Julia spent five months behind bars after pleading guilty to felony child neglect.

Court documents say her then-1-year-old daughter was severely burned after Julia sat her down on a hot kitchen stove.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 3 on-air and online for updates.

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