Pa. man con­victed of se­rial rape, traf­fick­ing

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Local News -

A jury has con­victed a Penn­syl­va­nia man of se­rial rape and hu­man traf­fick­ing charges that could put him in prison for life.

Pros­e­cu­tors say 31-yearold Seth Mull as­saulted four women in the Beth­le­hem area and in Philadel­phia in a two-month span last year. The ac­cusers said Mull claimed them as his prop­erty, us­ing vi­o­lence and drugs to ex­ert control. In some cases, pros­e­cu­tors say Mull sold them to other men. Po­lice found Mull in possession of a writ­ten “sex slave con­tract.”

The de­fense claimed Mull had con­sen­sual sex with the women.

A jury on Fri­day con­victed Mull on 30 of the 36 charges he faced. The judge says that Mull faces a sen­tence of hun­dreds of years.

Law en­force­ment agen­cies from New Jersey to Hawaii have also been in­ves­ti­gat­ing Mull.

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