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Alleged sexual 'predator' facing additional rape charges

Seth Mull suspected in at least 3 attacks

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

Police charged Seth Mull with felony counts of rape, strangulation and aggravated indecent assault along with misdemeanor counts of indecent assault, simple assault and simple assault in connection to alleged attack on Oct. 19. Detectives filed the newest set of charges on Thursday.

The 30-year-old 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.

Bethlehem police said in a news release that Mull is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon on the newest charges. 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.

The Bethlehem Police Department Criminal Investigation Division asks that anyone who may have been victimized by Mull or has information about him contact 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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