February 22, 2006

New Allegations Surround Catholic Priest


CHICAGO -- Investigators told NBC5 exclusively on Wednesday that there are more allegations of sexual abuse against a Roman Catholic priest.

The Rev. Dan McCormack is already facing criminal charges in connection with three young victims. He was removed last month from St. Agnes Church on the West Side.

Investigators said they are looking at complaints of abuse from at least five other young people who said that McCormack sexually abused them as well. It will take two to three weeks for investigators to interview all of the people involved before any additional charges are filed.

The alleged victims are young people who either attended St. Agnes Church or Our Lady of the West Side school, or even the young people who lived in the neighborhood who came in contact with the priest, NBC5's Mary Ann Ahern reported.

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2006 09:00 PM