Oklahoma Man Convicted in Assault Case

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Oklahoma Man Convicted in Assault Case

     ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The Oklahoma man accused of attacking and sexually abusing a teenage jogger in the town of Chemung last summer is found guilty.
     A Chemung County jury convicted 27 year old Tyrel Welch Thursday morning of one count each of first degree sexual abuse, and second degree strangulation. Welch attacked the 17 year old girl in June, as she ran on North Road In Chemung.
     The victim testified Welch attacked her from behind, strangled her until she passed out, and felt him put his hand down her shorts just before she lost consciousness.
     Sentencing is set for January 4th.