RELIGION

Ex-priest imprisoned for decade indicted on new sex charges

FILE - In this May 8, 2002, file photo, retired Catholic priest, the Rev. Ronald Paquin, right, talks with his Attorney, Kevin Reddington, left, during arraignment in District Court in Haverhill, Mass. Paquin was indicted Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Maine on 29 counts of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s. Freed in 2015, Paquin was a central figure in the Boston archdiocese's sex abuse scandal. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy. (Tom Landers/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)

FILE - In this May 8, 2002, file photo, retired Catholic priest, the Rev. Ronald Paquin, right, talks with his Attorney, Kevin Reddington, left, during arraignment in District Court in Haverhill, Mass. Paquin was indicted Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Maine on 29 counts of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s. Freed in 2015, Paquin was a central figure in the Boston archdiocese's sex abuse scandal. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy. (Tom Landers/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

A former Roman Catholic priest who spent more than a decade in a Massachusetts prison for raping an altar boy has been indicted in Maine on 29 counts of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s.

York County District Attorney Kathryn Slattery tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2kkiBWp ) some counts against 74-year-old Ronald Paquin involve a child under 14.

Paquin, freed in 2015, was a central figure in the Boston archdiocese's sex abuse scandal. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy.

The Associated Press typically doesn't identify victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly. Keith Townsend, of Seabrook, New Hampshire, told the Globe he's a victim in the indictment. He said the abuse started when he was about 8 or 9, in Massachusetts and Kennebunkport.

The Boston archdiocese declined to comment. Paquin's whereabouts weren't known. A message was left with an attorney who represented him.