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Rape charge filed against Fostorian

FOSTORIA — A Fostoria man accused of having sexual conduct with a 4-year-old boy last year has been charged with rape in Seneca County Common Pleas Court.
Eric J. Welly, 24, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury Wednesday on a first-degree felony charge of rape, according to court documents.
He is accused of having sexual conduct with a 4-year-old boy in mid-July 2013 at a residence in the 700 block of South Wood Street.
According to a report by Fostoria Police Officer Cory Brian, Welly admitted to the sexual conduct during an interview July 11.
If convicted, Welly faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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