TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say a man who fled the state years ago has been arrested in a remote town in Maine and charged in connection with a pair of unsolved rapes.

Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III says 61-year-old Ivan Keith, formerly of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, was taken into custody Aug. 2 in Tremont, Maine, on Mount Desert Island. Quinn says Keith was living there under a new name.

MassLive.com reports Keith appeared in court in Taunton, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, and not guilty pleas were entered on his behalf.

Prosecutors say Keith has been identified as the person who committed a rape outside Bristol-Plymouth Regional High School in Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1997. A second alleged rape occurred in 1998 at a business in Easton.

Quinn says Keith also failed to comply with sex offender registration.

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