Federal judge orders accused pedophile priest to remain in jail

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An accused pedophile priest who was on the run for nearly three decades has lost his fight to get out of jail. 

Arthur Perrault, 80, was brought back to the U.S. last month to face rape charges stemming from the 1990s. 

Prosecutors argued given his history he was a flight risk, and the judge ordered him to stay locked up until his trial. 

Perrault’s attorneys appealed that decision, calling for him to be released to a halfway house for medical reasons. 

Tuesday, a federal judge called him a flight risk and a danger to the community, and upheld the decision to keep him behind bars. 

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