Mobile man convicted in Bay Minette sexual abuse case


BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Mobile man was convicted by a Baldwin County jury on Thursday on several counts of sex abuse and related charges.

According to Baldwin County jail records, Anthony Lacy Couch, 41, of Mobile, was arrested Aug. 18, 2017 on three charges of sodomy, first degree; sodomy, second degree; rape, first degree; sexual abuse, second degree; sexual abuse of a child under 12, along with 15 counts of dissemination/display of child porn.

According to a release issued Thursday by Bay Minette Police Chief Al Tolbert, he was convicted Thursday on three counts of sodomy, first degree; forcible rape, first degree; sodomy, second degree; misdemeanor sexual abuse and felony sex abuse.

According to the release, the conviction is the result of a complaint made by a parent of two minor female juveniles that came to the BMPD in July of 2017.

The abuses occurred in early June and July of 2017, according to the complaint. Couch was in a dating relationship with the biological mother of the two female juveniles when the offenses occurred.

After the complaint was made, Bay Minette Police Department investigators immediately began an investigation and Couch was arrested. He was later indicted on all charges by a Baldwin County Grand Jury.

“Today was a victory for the two young victims in this case,” said Bay Minette Police Chief Al Tolbert. “The investigators, prosecutors, and other law enforcement agencies who partnered in assisting with this case all did a great job in bringing justice for the two young victims in this case as well.”

Couch is set for sentencing before Judge Scott Taylor on Jan. 21.