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Alleged serial 'predator' faces hearing, detectives testify

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Seth Mull, accused of raping multiple women in the Lehigh Valley and across the country, appeared in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on three different local cases.

Prosecutor Laura Majewski called two detectives to testify — one from Colonial Regional Police, the other from the City of Bethlehem Police Department.

The officers described three separate cases in which alleged female victims say they were raped by the 30-year-old at local hotels -- including the Hyatt in Bethlehem and Best Western in Hanover Township --and kept there against their will.

"All the victims were present today and they're willing to cooperate and come forward however we did not have them testify today," Majewski said.

In two of the complaints the alleged victims say a friend -- the same person in both cases --invited them to the hotels where Mull was then waiting in the room.

In the third case the alleged victim says she met Mull on the dating site 'plenty of fish' and met him at a hotel where she was sexually assaulted.

The detectives say drugs were involved in all three cases and the women say they were forced to do cocaine and meth.

Some of the women also say Mull invited other men to the rooms to have sex with them for money.

The prosecutor says she's working with the FBI and other jurisdictions because Mull is suspected of raping women as far away as California and Hawaii.

She says she expects more women to come forward.

"I can tell you that there are and we anticipate more complaints to be filed," Majewski said.

Mull's attorneys did not want to comment.

Mull is being held at the Northampton County Prison and his formal arraignment is set for March 15.


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