Former priest pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting child in 1990s

December 01, 2017

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Former priest James Talbot, 80, pleaded not guilty Friday to gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual touching.

A judge set bail at $50,000.

Talbot is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old Freeport boy in 1997 and 1998.

He was recently indicted and brought back to Maine.

Talbot pleaded guilty in 2005 to molesting two students while he was a wrestling coach at Boston College High School in the 1970s.

Talbot was transferred to Cheverus High School in 1980, where he was a coach and teacher for nearly 20 years.

He was fired from Cheverus when molestation allegations surfaced. Talbot was also defrocked.


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