January 23, 2006

Accused Priest Makes Bond


POSTED: 5:45 pm CST January 22, 2006
UPDATED: 8:36 am CST January 23, 2006

CHICAGO -- A Roman Catholic priest accused of fondling two boys at a church on Chicago's west side was let out of jail Sunday on bond.

Parishioners arrived at St. Agatha Church Sunday morning for the first Sunday services since they learned that the man who has served as their pastor for the last five years is now charged with sexually abusing two children.

Father Daniel McCormack, 37, who was arrested Friday, has been removed from his church duties while the charges are investigated, NBC5 reported.

Prosecutors said McCormack fondled an 8-year-old boy on two occasions in December 2003.

Posted by kshaw at January 23, 2006 08:42 PM