Defrocked Boston Priest Convicted Of Sex Abuse Sentenced In March

The Associated Press
January 05, 2019

Defrocked Roman Catholic priest Ronald Paquin is seen in this booking photo provided by the York County Jail in Alfred, Maine, on Feb. 16, 2017. A jury was selected last week for the trial of Paquin.

A former Boston priest who was convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy on trips to Maine years ago has been scheduled for sentencing late this winter.

Seventy-six-year-old Ronald Paquin was found guilty of 11 of 24 counts of gross sexual misconduct in November. The Journal Tribune reports Paquin is scheduled to be sentenced at York County Superior Court in Alfred, Maine, on March 5 with a tentative time of 1 p.m.

Two men testified during Paquin's trial that they were altar boys when Paquin invited them on trips in the 1980s and repeatedly assaulted them.

Paquin also spent more than a decade in a Massachusetts prison for sexually abusing an altar boy in that state. He was released in 2015 and taken into custody in Maine in 2017.


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