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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – A Dothan man who police say broke into a woman’s home and attempted to rape her and steal several items in July 2021 has been given a reduced bond. He faces multiple charges throughout 2021, with the majority of charges laid in July.

Uda is charged with attempted first-degree rape, 50 counts of voyeurism, aggravated criminal surveillance, first-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree burglary, among other counts.

Uda’s previous bail was set at around $1 million. His combined bail has now been adjusted to $150,000. $125,000 of that total bail comes from voyeurism charges.

John Thomas Uda, 28, was arrested in July 2021 after police said he broke into a woman’s home at 100 Block of Blissett Drive. The woman, who was at home at the time, said Uda stole her game console after assaulting her.

“There were facts and circumstances with the physical evidence on the night of the burglary on July 10,” said Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens, “This leads us to believe that one of his motivations for ‘he was in there was sexually assaulting the victim’.

After police linked Uda to the robbery, they then executed a search warrant at her home and found more than 400 pairs of women’s underwear and several electronic devices showing explicit images of women, according to police.

In another incident, Uda was charged with aggravated criminal surveillance. Police say another victim alleged that Uda offered to drive her home, then waited after he dropped her off, where he then attempted to watch her undress through her windows.

Uda also faces two counts of unlawful possession and use of a credit card, investigators found photos of debit card numbers, driver’s license and other documents on her phone.

Stay with WDHN News as we continue to follow this case.