ALFRED — A former Massachusetts priest is now facing 31 total charges of gross sexual misconduct in relation to alleged acts with minors.

Ronald Paquin, 75, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, was indicted in February at York County Superior Court on 13 counts of gross sexual misconduct, class A, and 16 counts of gross sexual misconduct, class B.

Paquin was indicted last week on two additional charges of gross sexual misconduct, class A.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but a determination that enough evidence exists to prosecute.

Kennebunkport Police Chief Craig Sanford said in a February press release that alleged criminal acts by Paquin took place in the late 1980s at seasonal locations in Kennebunkport.



A report from The Associated Press says that in 2002 Paquin pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy and he was released from prison for that crime in 2015. 

A former Roman Catholic Priest, Paquin was defrocked in 2004, according to the AP. 

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