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Mom Accused Of Severely Burning Toddler Son

A mother is in jail, accused of severely burning her 23-month old child.

Melissa Johnson is charged with felony child abuse.

Greenville police say they received a tip that the toddler was being abused at 406-A Darden Drive. Police say they found the child had been severely burned on his back, and then doctors discovered other areas of his body where the boy had been burned.

Two other children, ages 3 and 9, have been removed from the home.

The boy is in stable condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital while the 25-year-old mother's bond has been set at $100,000.


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