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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  • by beverly Location: headland on Apr 9, 2008 at 11:04 AM
    you right possibly rape ,i believe she liedabout rape ,he dont have no weapon she was willing and the money didnt add up so thats what they do holler rape,i believe she went willing thought he had some money ,she need to come cleanand stop lying,because if she is lying she gone to reap what she sow.
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