February 14, 2006

Ex-priest's sentence upheld

Daily Southtown

A federal appeals court has upheld a 20-year prison sentence on child pornography charges for an admitted pedophile and former Roman Catholic priest who once ministered in Calumet City.

Vincent McCaffrey has admitted in court he had sexual contact on more than 100 instances with about a dozen boys while serving as a priest as well as hundreds of other contacts with dozens of other children during his life outside the priesthood.

McCaffrey, 53, was ordained in 1978 and served in the Chicago archdiocese until he was removed amid abuse allegations in 1993. He was assigned to several parishes, including St. Victor in Calumet City and St. Joseph the Worker on Chicago's South Side.

Posted by kshaw at February 14, 2006 06:35 AM