Anna Rose Welsh, 31, of Nehalem has been arrested for sex crimes involving at least three teenaged males, ages 15-16.
Welsh is the mother of three young children. Until recently she was the president of the board of directors of New Discoveries Preschool in Nehalem. She resigned her position December 3.
According to investigators with the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Welsh is accused of engaging in sex acts with at least one of the victims, and also in sending and requesting pornographic images of the victims via electronic means.
Welsh was arrested and charged with two counts of Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, one count of Sodomy 3, and three counts of Sex Abuse 3.
Welsh has retained Attorney John Tuthill to represent her. Her bail is set at $100,000 full cash on two counts (Measure 11 crimes), and $19,000 for other four counts, (she could post 10 percent of $19,000, or $1,900).
Welsh was last in the news in 2011, when she placed second in the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco.
Welsh had recently launched a modeling career. From the website modelmayhem, Welsh’s profile:
“My name is Anna I am an athlete and beginning fitness model. I am a promo model with AC Model and Talent. I have also done, boudoir, bikini and other types modeling…I LOVE the sunshine, my family, dancing and sports of all kids.”
Her next court appearance is Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.