updated 10/3/2007 3:30:43 PM ET 2007-10-03T19:30:43

A man accused of kidnapping a teenage girl who was found hidden in his Connecticut home in June was also charged Wednesday with another kidnapping almost a decade ago.

Adam Gault, 41, was expected to be arraigned later Wednesday on a first-degree kidnapping charge, his attorney Gerald Klein said.

The attorney said prosecutors told him the new kidnapping charge was related to a sexual assault that occurred in 1998 in West Hartford but that Gault could not be charged with sexual assault because the statute of limitations had expired.

Klein said he did not have more information on the alleged crime or the victim; prosecutors were out of the office Wednesday and not available to comment.

Gault has pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges related to a teenage runaway who was found hidden in a storage room in his home this summer.

Klein said Gault is suffering complications from diabetes and has been hospitalized at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield, where he has been held on $2.25 million bond.

“He’s not in good spirits or in good shape,” Klein said. “He thought this series of arrests was over.”

Police said the 14-year-old girl who ran away from her Bloomfield home in June 2006 had moved in with Gault, although he denied any knowledge of her whereabouts.

In June of this year, investigators obtained a search warrant for Gault’s home, fearing the girl was dead. An officer found her in a locked storage area hidden behind a dresser.

Authorities arrested Gault and two women who lived with him, who also were charged with kidnapping.

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