May 07, 2006

Prosecutors: Priest abused boy 'daily'

Daily Southtown

Sunday, May 7, 2006

By Monifa Thomas

A former West Side priest already charged with molesting three boys abused another boy "on a daily basis" during the time he was being monitored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, prosecutors alleged Saturday.

The Rev. Daniel McCormack was released from the Cook County Jail on Saturday afternoon, about three hours after a judge raised his bail to $700,000.

McCormack was arrested Friday on two new counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving two boys, ages 10 and 11.

McCormack, 37, former pastor of St. Agatha in North Lawndale, already faced charges of molesting three boys at the parish between September 2001 and December 2005. He has pleaded not guilty to those counts of criminal sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at May 7, 2006 06:45 AM