A Columbus man is being held without bond on allegations he molested a girl six years ago.
Bennie Earl Welch, 60, was arrested Wednesday on two counts of aggravated child molestation, three counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes and one count each of child molestation and false imprisonment.
Welch appeared in Columbus Recorder's Court Thursday and was given no bond on the charges. His case was bound over to Muscogee County Superior Court.
The girl, now 12 years old, recently came forward with the allegations, said Columbus Police Lt. John McMichael. The girl told a family that when she was 6 Welch molested her and tied her up.