Dothan Man Arrested in Kidnap, Rape

Dothan police got a call from the emergency room at Southeast Alabama Medical Center about a possible rape victim.

The alleged victim says she was abducted and then sexually assaulted by 49-year-old Johnny Ray Welch.

She says a short time after the offense; she was able to escape and call for help.

Welch is charged with first degree kidnapping and rape.

He is in the Houston County Jail on a $20,000 dollar bond.


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