A D.C. Supreior Court judge on Thursday acquitted a D.C. police officer of four misdemeanor charges associated with the alleged sexual assault of two women who worked as prostitutes, in a case that jurors were unable to resolve last summer.
Judge Robert E. Morin found D.C. police officer Larry Seay, 40, not guilty of sexually assaulting the women while in uniform and on duty in 2010 as he patrolled the area of 11th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW.
During a 2013 trial the women, nicknamed “Snowflake” and “Cakes,” testified separately that Seay forced them to have sex and threatened them with arrest if they refused. One of the women testified Seay paid her $40.
During deliberations, the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict, and Morin declared a mistrial. Seay’s public defenders then requested that Morin, and not a jury, hear the second trial.
That bench trial occurred on Tuesday. Morin issued his verdicts on Thursday. Seay, a 3rd District patrol officer, still faces felony charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a third woman. A hearing in that case is scheduled for June 13.