Springfield Township: Family friend charged in rape of 12-year-old

11:03 AM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP -- A 48-year-old Mansfield man has been charged for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in Springfield Township.

Corey A. Welch is sitting in the Summit County Jail for the alleged Nov. 28 incident.

According to the Springfield Township Police Department, the victim called 911 after waking up naked and feeling as though she had been drugged.

The child also indicated to police that the suspect, a family friend who was reportedly staying with them, may have taken pictures of the assault with his cell phone.

Upon their investigation, detectives responded and say they found evidence that reflected the victim's claims.

Other charges against Welch may be filed.


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