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NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – A former Boy Scout catholic chaplain is facing even more charges for rape as additional victims come forward.

74-year-old James Glawson of Exeter was charged in February with sexually assaulting a disabled 18 year-old, but Rhode Island State Police are now saying his crimes go all the way back to the 1980s.

Glawson was originally charged with three counts of first degree sexual assault for his first victim, but now -- the 74 year-old faces eight more charges of rape and one count of child pornography.

Glawson was an assistant chaplain with the Yawgoog Boy Scout camp, and was affiliated with Saint Bernard church in North Kingstown and Immaculate Conception Church in Westerly.

State Police said that once he was charged with assaulting the disabled teen, more victims came forward-- over than 30 years after they were assaulted by Glawson.

Glawson was arraigned Wednesday in Washington County Court on these new charges. He is currently being held without bail.

Tim McCandless, Scout Executive/CEO of the Narragansett Council, for Boy Scouts of America said the organization is “deeply troubled” by the news. “These behaviors are appalling and completely unacceptable”, said McCandless. “The safety and protection of children in our Scouting programs continues to be our top priority.”

McCandless said Boy Scouts representatives have met in person with parents and Scouts of the units that Glawson was affiliated with. State Police attended these meetings as well.

We are committed to helping abuse victims heal”, said McCandless. “We believe in taking care of victims – we believe them, we believe in fairly compensating them, and we pay for unlimited counseling for abuse victims and their families.”

Glawson now faces 11 counts of First Degree Sexual Assault. State Police are urging anyone with information to come forward, as the investigation is still active.

Sexual assault and trauma center Day One is offering services to Glawson's victims, including people who may not have yet come forward. There is available information on those services here and by calling (401) 421-4100.

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