“It’s not unusual for predators to travel with children,” Garabedian said.
“It’s actually very common.” Garabedian, who represented 12 of Paquin’s victims in lawsuits against the Boston archdiocese, said parents often thought an offer of a trip with a priest was an honor.
He told the Globe that Paquin began abusing him when he was 8 or 9 years old, both in Massachusetts and at a camp in Kennebunkport.
“I’m guessing Paquin victims will come forward ad infinitum,” said Robert Hoatson, one of the founders of Road to Recovery, an organization that provides support to survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
If a child resisted subsequent trips, he said, the parents would think there was something wrong with their child.
Photo: Getty Images Where to Stay Romantic: Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa Relax, reconnect and enjoy the scenery in New Castle, New Hampshire, about 25 miles south of Kennebunkport, at the Wentworth by the Sea Marriott Hotel.Located 19 miles outside of Kennebunkport, the hotel offers spacious accommodations for groups of any size, including fully equipped kitchens, free high-speed Internet, onsite laundry service and an outdoor pool.Plus, you'll be able to explore all of what Maine has to offer, including close-by Old Orchard Beach and Two Lights State Park. The paper also said court records indicated that after his release, Paquin would seek treatment in either New York or Massachusetts and eventually move to Maine, where he would also seek sex offender treatment. The indictment lists his address as a treatment center in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, that’s connected to the state prison there, but officials said he was released from the facility in 2015 and they don’t have any updated information on where he is living now.There were reports that he was living in a Boston shelter for homeless men, but calls to the shelter were not returned Wednesday.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.A former Catholic priest who was at the center of the Boston church sex-abuse scandal has been indicted on 29 counts of sexual abuse in Maine dating back three decades.If you're coming from Exit 25, head for Route 35 East.• Bus: Greyhound has a station in Portland, located at 950 Congress Street, and Concord Coach Lines offers direct service from Boston's Logan Airport and South Station to the Portland Transportation Center.Photo: Shutterstock Getting Around Town • Shuttle: The Kennebunk Shuttle runs seven days a week in the neighboring town of Kennebunk with eight different stops as well as three additional on-demand stops (passengers just need to let the driver know they'd like to get off at one of these stops). Fares are for adults, for children 3-17, and free for children 2 and under. at (888) 294-2227 for service to and from Portland as well as around Kennebunkport.• Bike: Kennebunkport is a bicycle riders' dream, with safe and scenic bike routes throughout the town.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.