January 28, 2006

Archdiocese May Have Been Warned About Priest


Jay Levine

(CBS) CHICAGO The Rev. Daniel McCormack, who was arrested last week and charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of two young boys, and a third later made allegations against him.

But CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has learned that the Cook County state's attorney's office has received contact from a former classmate of McCormack's at Niles College, a pipeline for candidates bound for the priesthood at the seminary in Mundelein.

That former classmate claims that when both he and McCormack were students at Niles College in 1988, he awoke to find his pants pulled down and McCormack standing over him.

Levine has spoken to both the alleged victim and a classmate that victim confided in at the time. Both have asked to remain anonymous, but they confirm the incident recounted for us by others as well.

Posted by kshaw at January 28, 2006 07:26 AM