BETHLEHEM, Pa. (WPVI) —
A man currently imprisoned in Philadelphia is now being investigated for widespread sex assault and possible sex trafficking across the nation.
The Northampton County district attorney announced the details on Friday morning, saying some of the alleged assaults happened in the Bethlehem area.
Seth Mull, 30, of Hellertown, is the subject of multiple ongoing investigations in Philadelphia, Chicago, multiple cities in California and Hawaii.
He was first charged last month by Bethlehem police after they were called by the parents of a young woman who allegedly claimed she was being held against her will in a hotel room.
Police went to that hotel room and found the victim, who allegedly told them she was being forced to consume drugs.
“The female had visible injuries to her neck area and a burn mark from a torch on her back. She reported that Mull choked her to the point of passing out and raped her,” District Attorney John Morganelli said. “Mull also threatened her family and her friends, and threatened to use her in human trafficking.”
Morganelli said that since Mull’s arrest authorities have heard from other women who say they were victimized by Mull as well.
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