Defrocked Priest Pleads Not Guilty to 31 Sex Abuse Charges
A former Massachusetts priest who spent a decade in prison for raping an altar boy has pleaded not guilty to 31 sex abuse charges in Maine.
Two men have accused Ronald Paquin of sexually abusing them at a trailer in Kennebunkport, Maine in the late 1980s. Both accusers were children at the time of the abuse.
Keith Townsend of Seabrook, New Hampshire, has identified himself as one of the accusers.
"I didn't know if people would believe a story as old as this, but all I could think of is, ‘how many more victims are going through what I'm going through?’" he said.
Townsend's accusations lead to an indictment last February. After prosecutors . . .