Man implicated in unsolved 1990s rapes to be arraigned

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – Prosecutors say a man who fled Massachusetts 16 years ago and was arrested in Maine this summer will be arraigned in connection with a pair of unsolved rapes from the 1990s.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn says 61-year-old Ivan Keith will be arraigned Friday in Fall River. Quinn says Keith was indicted on three counts of aggravated rape, a kidnapping charge, assault with a dangerous weapon and other violations.

His defense attorney couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Thursday, but previously said Keith denies the charges.
Keith was taken into custody Aug. 2 in remote Tremont, Maine. Quinn says Keith was using a new name.

Quinn says Keith is accused of committing a rape outside a high school in Taunton in 1997, and at a business in Easton, Massachusetts in 1998.

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