A District of Columbia police officer has been indicted on sexual abuse charges.
The nine-count grand jury indictment charges Larry W. Seay with second-degree sexual abuse while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and fourth-degree sexual abuse.
Seay is accused of using a gun while forcing sex acts upon three women in 2006 and last year. He allegedly approached the victims in full uniform while on duty and ordered them to follow him to a secluded area where he would threaten to arrest them and then sexually assault them, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He is accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to sexually assault one of the victims at two locations in 2006 and 2010.
"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," Police Chief cathy Lanier said.
It was not immediately clear if Seay had a lawyer.
Seay is assigned to the police department's Third District.
The Third District commander did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Thursday, and a police department spokeswoman also did not return a message.