February 10, 2006

Boy alleging molestation sues George, archdiocese

Chicago Sun-Times

February 10, 2006


An 11-year-old Chicago boy who has accused the Rev. Daniel McCormack of molesting him on numerous occasions until about six weeks ago sued Cardinal Francis George and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for negligence Thursday.

The boy and his mother, known in court filings as "John Doe 100" and "Mother Doe 100," claim in the lawsuit filed by Minnesota attorney Jeff Anderson that the cardinal and other archdiocesan officials knew there had been allegations of sexual misconduct with children against McCormack, former pastor of St. Agatha parish, as early as 2000 and allowed the priest to remain.

Priest accused of abusing 3

Last month, prosecutors charged McCormack, 37, pastor of St. Agatha since 2000, with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly fondling two boys at his North Lawndale parish between September 2001 and January 2005. Last week, prosecutors charged McCormack with an additional count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly molesting "John Doe 100" between Oct. 25, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2005.

Posted by kshaw at February 10, 2006 07:55 AM