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Trial set for D.C. officer charged with sexual assault

A D.C. Superior Court judge set a May 14 trial date for a D.C. police officer charged with nine counts of sexual assault in cases involving three women.

During a hearing Friday, Judge Gerald Fisher also ordered Larry Seay, 37, to remain on electronic monitoring until his next hearing in November. Prosecutors say Seay, a 3rd Police District patrol officer, assaulted the women while on duty between Sept. 11, 2006, and July 22, 2010. At least one of the women had been arrested for sexual solicitation.

Seay’s attorney, Stephen Cooper of the District’s Public Defender Service, said his client had been suspended from the force and was about to be terminated. Cooper asked the judge to release his client from electronic monitoring, arguing that it was, in many ways, “more restrictive than a halfway house.” Fisher denied the request.

One of the alleged victims has also filed a $3.3 million civil suit against the District and Seay for punitive damages related to assault and battery.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.

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