Knoxville man held for court in another child sex abuse case

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A Knoxville man awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused three boys was ordered today to stand trial in another such case, according to court documents.

Judge Jeffrey Manning held all charges against Michael Seaman, 40, for court in a March 2013 incident.

A victim in one of Mr. Seaman's previous cases told police Mr. Seaman also assaulted his brother, according to a criminal complaint filed by Pittsburgh police. The boy told police he saw Mr. Seaman provide his brother, who is younger than 13, with "three beers, one right after the other" and a cigarette and engage in various sex acts with the boy, according to the affidavit.

In that case, Mr. Seaman faces charges of indecent assault, corruption of minors, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and furnishing alcohol to a minor. His formal arraignment is scheduled for March 11.

Earlier, Mr. Seaman was charged with sexually abusing three boys between November 2012 and August, as well as soliciting and providing alcohol and cigarettes to a fourth in October.

He waived his preliminary hearing in that case after the Allegheny County district attorney's office withdrew charges of promoted prostitution and still faces charges including corruption of minors, photographing or filming a sex act involving a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault. That trial is scheduled to begin March 18.

Lexi Belculfine: or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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