A Rumford attorney was arrested in Florida this week, after a 3-year investigation into alleged gross sexual assault allegations.

The investigation into 46-year-old Seth Carey began in 2018 when a 34-year-old woman told Rumford Police that he had allegedly sexually assaulted her. It was a complicated process, since Carey was a practicing attorney in the Rumford area, at the time of the accusations. The local District Attorney asked Maine State Police to handle the situation, in conjunction with Rumford Police and the District Attorney's Office in Hancock County. Police say the nature of the complaint and the evidence involved, including reviews of warrants and records, caused the investigation to take more than 3 years.

Maine State Police got an arrest warrant for Carey on February 17th and he was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon in Orlando, Florida. Officials say he's being held at the Orange County Jail. Carey is charged with attempted gross sexual assault, attempted aggravated sex trafficking, unlawful sexual contact, engaging in prostitution, and domestic violence assault.

Police were assisted in this investigation by the U.S. Marshal's Service and Florida Caribbean/Regional Fugitive Task Force.

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