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Man accused of raping women faces new human trafficking charges

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem police have filed more charges against the man suspected of sexually assaulting multiple women in the Lehigh Valley and across the country.

Seth Mull is now facing human trafficking charges in connection to an alleged attack on October 19. The new charges were filed Wednesday.

Mull is accused of raping a woman multiple times at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Bethlehem on October 19, according to a police report. The victim told police a friend texted her to hang out at the hotel, and when she arrived, Mull and her friend were in the room.

The victim said Mull forced her to use drugs, and raped her. He is also accused of tying the victim to the bed with bed sheets, and soliciting at least two men to pay Mull for sex with the victim.

Mull was already facing rape and other charges in that attack. He was charged Thursday with felony counts of rape, strangulation and aggravated indecent assault along with misdemeanor counts of indecent assault, simple assault and simple assault.

The 30-year-old Hellertown man has been in Northampton County Prison since his initial arrest in October on allegations he held a woman against her will in a Bethlehem hotel for 24 hours and raped her. The Colonial Regional Police Department filed rape and aggravated indecent assault charges against Mull in November in connection to alleged attack on Sept. 26.

He's in county prison after failing to post a combined $1 million bail. Bethlehem police did not provide any details about the newest accusations.

Detectives with the Bethlehem Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are continuing their investigations. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli held a news conference earlier this month to announce that additional victims in the Lehigh Valley started coming forward after the initial report of Mull's arrest.

Investigators also reached out to other law enforcement agencies and discovered complaints about Mull as far away as California and Hawaii.

Anyone who may have been victimized by Mull or has information about him should contact Bethlehem Police Det. Brian Quinn at 610-997-7691 or 610-865-7187 or Det. Brad Jones with the Bethlehem Police/FBI Violence Crime Task Force at 610-865-7146.

Victims can also contact the Northampton County District Attorney’s Crime Victim Hotline at 610-829-6645.

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