TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A person who fled the state years in the past has been arrested in a distant city in Maine and charged in reference to a pair of unsolved rapes, authorities in Massachusetts stated Wednesday.
Sixty-one-year-old Ivan Keith, previously of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, was taken into custody Aug. 2 in Tremont, Maine, on Mount Desert Island, Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III stated. Keith was residing there below a brand new identify, Quinn stated.
Keith appeared in courtroom in Taunton, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, and never responsible pleas had been entered on his behalf, MassReside.com reported. Defense lawyer Jason Maloney didn’t remark past saying Keith is denying the costs.
Ivan Keith, an alleged serial rapist who had been hiding out in rural Maine and is now charged in connection to a number of brutal rapes from the 1990s, ordered held with out bail throughout arraignment in Taunton District Court.
— Bristol DA (@BristolDA) August 14, 2019
Keith has been recognized as the one who dedicated a rape outdoors Bristol-Plymouth Regional High School in Taunton in 1997, prosecutors stated. A masked man emerged from a wooded space and threatened, certain and repeatedly raped a girl who had been strolling the varsity observe, prosecutors stated.
A second alleged rape occurred in 1998 at a enterprise in Easton, Massachusetts, when a masked man assaulted and raped a girl who was working late at a cleansing job, prosecutors stated.
Quinn stated Keith additionally didn’t adjust to intercourse offender registration. He faces a spread of different expenses and is due again in courtroom on Aug. 21. He was ordered held with out bail.
Prosecutor says Ivan Keith was linked to 2 rape instances first by means of household family tree DNA after which confirmed by testing DNA on a vape pipe when he was taken into custody. @BristolDA says he was residing in Maine utilizing a pretend identify, had disappeared earlier than a courtroom date 16 years in the past. pic.twitter.com/InQwCeAWNF
— Brian Crandall (@nbc10_brian) August 14, 2019