published Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Suspected Dalton rapist Larry Womac arrested near Rocky Face

A Dalton man wanted in connection with the rape and sexual assault of underage girls at a local hotel has been arrested.

Authorities received multiple phone tips regarding the whereabouts of Lawrence Edward “Larry” Womac, according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department.

Womac was taken into custody without incident at a home off of Westside Circle near Rocky Face. An agent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation helped take Womac into custody.

He was wanted on warrants for rape, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment, cruelty to children in the first degree, sexual battery against a child under 16 years of age, and aggravated child molestation.

A department news release said that on July 20 Womac had asked two juvenile girls into his room at the Guest Inn at 2220 Chattanooga Road. The girls were also guests at the hotel, but staying in a different room.

While in the room, Womac raped one of the girls and sexually assaulted the other. The two girls fled the room and the incident was reported to police.

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