May 06, 2006

2 criminal sex-abuse charges are added for West Side priest

Chicago Tribune

Published May 6, 2006

COOK COUNTY -- Cook County prosecutors have added two more counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse to the charges facing Rev. Daniel McCormack, a once popular Roman Catholic priest already awaiting trial.

Sources said the two new victims are boys, ages 10 and 11, allegedly abused inside the rectory of St. Agatha Church, the North Lawndale parish where McCormack worked.

John Gorman, spokesman for Cook County State's Atty. Richard Devine, said, McCormack was charged and scheduled to appear in Bond Court on Saturday.

According to sources, one victim was abused after Chicago archdiocese officials asked another priest living in the rectory to monitor McCormack's restricted contact with children after an initial abuse allegation in August.

Posted by kshaw at May 6, 2006 07:48 AM