January 23, 2006

Hearing Date Set For Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse


Bernie Tafoya and Mary France Bragiel Reporting

CHICAGO (WBBM Newsradio 780) -- A judge set a preliminary hearing date of Feb. 10 for a priest charged with two counts of aggreviated criminal sexual abuse.

Fr. Daniel McCormack didn't speak to reporters and his attorney, Patrick Reardon, said very little except that he would fight the charges.

McCormack's attorney also asked to tried to extend the West Side priest's condition of bond so that he can spend time with family members under the age of 18. The judge denied the request.

The archdiocese of Chicago says sexual molestation allegations first began to surface late last summer or early in the fall against McCormack, who was charged over the weekend.

Posted by kshaw at January 23, 2006 04:22 PM