Maine GOP calls for lawyer accused of sexual assault to drop out of District Attorney race
AUBURN (WGME) – Seth Carey, a Maine Lawyer running for district attorney, is under fire for allegations of sexual assault.
Now, the Maine GOP is calling for him to drop out of the race.
Court documents show that a woman who was living with Carey at his Rumford home was granted a protection from abuse order against Carey.
Carey says he allowed the woman to live there in a separate room because she had no place to go.
He says he filled in on a case of hers many years ago, and then they matched on the dating app “Tinder” more recently.
A statement written by the woman says she had been, "woke up by him rubbing between my legs" and that she asked him to stop sexually assaulting her.
She also alleges Carey told her, "I gave you a place to live, you owe me."
The alleged victim claims she has messages proving this happened.
Seth Carey says none of these allegations are true.
Carey says he asked the woman to leave because she wasn't helping out and she got angry with him.
He also claims the messages she says she has don't exist.
"I gave her several opportunities in the hearing to produce that and I knew it didn't exist," Carey said. "I think the truth is going to come out eventually, it's already coming out."
Carey is ordered to have no contact with the woman, and he has to stay away from his home, where she is living.