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Larry W. Seay indicted on sex abuse charges

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A D.C. Superior Court grand jury indicted a MPD officer on charges that he sexually abused three women while on duty and in uniform.

Larry Seay, 37, was charged with four counts of second degree sexual abuse while armed with aggravating circumstances, one count of attempted fourth degree sexual abuse with aggravating circumstances and four counts alleging related firearm offenses.

“It’s appalling to me that a member who has served on the Metropolitan Police Department for 18 years would be engaged in this kind of conduct,” said MPD Chief Cathy Lanier.

Authorities said Seay turned himself in on Thursday and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 28.

Seay is an officer with the Third District. He is accused of approaching the women on the street and ordering them to follow him to a secluded spot. Once there, he threatened each with arrest and then sexually assaulted the victims, authorities said.

He allegedly committed the attacks in 2006 and 2010.

“This defendant is accused of betraying the public trust by targeting victims for sexual assault,” said U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen. “This indictment shows that no one is above the law, and that the U.S. Attorney’s Office, working with its law enforcement partners, will aggressively prosecute all of those accused of crimes in the District of Columbia.”

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