February 10, 2006

Grand jury indicts Chicago priest on sexual abuse charges


CHICAGO A Cook County grand jury has indicted a Chicago priest on charges of sexually abusing three boys.

Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Marcy Jensen says Daniel McCormack is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual abuse in the indictment announced today. He was arrested last month.

Yesterday, the family of one of the boys filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George. The lawsuit alleges that George and the diocese put the boy at risk because they knew about the allegations against McCormack months before he was charged and removed from a West Side parish.

Posted by kshaw at February 10, 2006 04:00 PM