Former priest in Puerto Rico faces new abuse charges

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Police in Puerto Rico say a former Roman Catholic priest faces new abuse charges.

They said Wednesday that 65-year-old Floyd McCoy is accused of lewd acts involving a 19-year-old man in a case from mid-2014. They did not provide any details except to say he will appear in court March 7.

McCoy already faces similar charges in another case from 2013 and 2014 that allegedly involves an underage boy. Police said he is wearing an ankle monitor as a result of that case.

The arrest comes nearly three years after authorities said they were investigating sex abuse allegations against at least 17 priests in Puerto Rico, which is overwhelmingly Catholic.