January 30, 2006

New accusations against Father McCormack


By Sarah Schulte
January 30, 2006 - Another victim came forward Monday with new accusations against Father Daniel McCormack. A lawyer for a young boy says Father McCormack molested him more than once.

The Chicago priest is already charged with two counts of criminal sexual abuse. These new accusations were made public Monday by the boy's lawyer, Jeff Anderson. Anderson is well known for representing victims of sexual abuse by priests.

Anderson has filed a report with the police and state attorney's office but apparently has not contacted the archdiocese. The archdiocese says until that happens, and until they get more information from police, they will not comment on the specific abuse allegations.

"He's hurting and scared," said Anderson.

Attorney Jeff Anderson is talking about his latest client, a boy who says he was also abused by Father Dan McCormack. The latest allegation against the priest came to light after the boy told his mother about the abuse this past weekend.

Posted by kshaw at January 30, 2006 05:07 PM