Charge: Redmond woman raped 5-year-old

REDMOND, Wash. -- A 32-year-old Redmond woman is facing child rape charges following allegations that she had sexual contact with a 5-year-old boy.

Jailed Monday, Nancy Lynn Tomlin, 32, stands accused of sexually abusing an acquaintance's son while babysitting the boy at her Redmond home.

According to charging documents, the boy told his mother in late November that Tomlin had performed oral sex on him while at her home, located in the 9800 block of Avondale Road Northeast.

His mother called authorities the following day, and the boy reiterated the claim in a police interview, a Redmond detective told the court. The boy also said Tomlin told him not to tell anyone what she'd done, the detective continued.

Police contacted Tomlin on Dec. 3. While she confirmed the boy had been at her home, she denied any inappropriate contact.

"She denied having any problems with (the boy) while he was visiting and denied touching or seeing (his) penis," the detective told the court. "Nancy told us that (the boy's) mother was making the story up but could not give us any substantial reason why (she) would want to harm Nancy."

Tomlin was arrested at her home and booked into jail, but was later released. She was returned to King County Jail on Monday, where she remained on $25,000 bail.

Tomlin has been charged with first-degree child rape.

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