by The Associated Press

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man already behind bars after being convicted of raping a woman in Massachusetts in 1996 has pleaded guilty to a second rape the same year.

Ivan Keith, 62, who fled to Maine where he lived under an alias for years to avoid prosecution, was sentenced Wednesday in Norfolk Superior Court to up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated rape and other charges in connection with a 1996 rape in Quincy, The Patriot Ledger reported.

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The sentence will be served at the same as an identical sentence he received in Plymouth County last month after pleading guilty to raping a woman in West Bridgewater in 1996.

The victim in the second case, an administrator at Quincy High School, was bound with her own scarf and raped at gunpoint, prosecutors said.

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Keith’s attorney, Melissa Fournier, said her client was remorseful and didn’t want the victim to have to testify.

Keith fled Massacusetts in 2003 and was was arrested in Seal Cove, Maine, in August 2019, in a house that belonged to his ex-wife, authorities said.

He was linked to the rapes in Massachusetts through DNA evidence.

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