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Man Implicated in Unsolved 1990s Rapes Held Without Bail as Flight Risk

The defendant allegedly took on a new identity after the rapes and was arrested in Maine

A former Massachusetts man who fled the Bay State 16 years ago and was arrested in Maine this summer was ordered held without bail as a flight risk during his arraignment on Friday.

Ivan Keith, 61, was arraigned in Fall River after he was indicted on three counts of aggravated rape in connection to brutal sexual assaults that date back to the 1990s.

Keith was also found dangerous by the court after the defense stipulated for a dangerousness finding, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

Jason Maloney, Keith's defense attorney, says his client has "declared his innocence and looks forward to his day in court."

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.

He is due back in court on Dec. 6 for a pretrial hearing.

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