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This story was updated at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2013.

Bowie resident Michael Brochu, who is serving 41 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child, was found guilty Friday of sexually abusing another child.

“This is someone who now has two convictions related to abusing young boys, so this is someone who, it is fair to say, is a predator and a serial pedophile,” said John Erzen, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Office of the State’s Attorney. “Hopefully, we can continue to get the years stacked up against him so he cannot abuse any more children.”

Brochu, 52, was indicted in August 2012 after a child reported abuse that took place in 2011 and 2012 at Brochu’s Bowie home and a community pool, Erzen said. Brochu was found guilty in that case and sentenced to 41 years in prison August 2013. He is currently serving the sentence in the Prince George’s County Detention Center in Upper Marlboro, Erzen said.

After a three-day trial, Brochu was found guilty Friday on more charges, including three counts of third-degree sex offense, one count of child sex abuse, and one count of unnatural and perverted practices for abusing a second victim at Brochu’s home and at a local racetrack, Erzen said.

Brochu will be sentenced Nov. 1, Erzen said.

A third victim has come forward with similar accusations of abuse, and that case will take place also in November, he said.

Brochu’s attorney, James N. Papirmeister, declined comment.

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