More sex abuse charges filed against city man

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A Knoxville man accused of sexually abusing three teenage boys was charged over the weekend with soliciting a fourth and supplying him with cigarettes and alcohol.

Michael Seaman, 40, was arraigned Saturday night on charges of promoting prostitution, criminal solicitation, selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor, and corruption of minors.

Pittsburgh sex assault detective William Fleske wrote in an affidavit of probable cause that a boy under the age of 16 told him Mr. Seaman offered to pay him $100 in exchange for oral sex, but he refused.

The boy told the detective the advances occurred when he and a victim in another case in which Mr. Seaman is charged were at Mr. Seaman’s house, drinking, smoking cigarettes, playing video games and shooting pool.

Mr. Seaman offered the other boy $10 if he could convince the first boy to have oral sex with him, according to the affidavit.

Mr. Seaman is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing in the new case Nov. 13. Police wrote in the affidavit that they are investigating the possibility Mr. Seaman also violated the law in his interactions with a fifth boy.

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