May 07, 2006

New sex charges aired

Chicago Tribune

By Jason George and Manya A. Brachear
Tribune staff reporters
Published May 7, 2006

Rev. Daniel J. McCormack repeatedly fondled an 11-year-old boy while he was supposed to be monitored, according to the newest allegations of sexual abuse involving the Catholic priest.

Also, unlike earlier sex-abuse claims against McCormack that were alleged to have occurred at St. Agatha Catholic Church on the West Side and its adjacent school, details read in Cook County Bond Court Saturday revealed an alleged daily pattern of abuse at another Catholic school campus.

The two new counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involve the 11-year-old's alleged abuse at Our Lady of the Westside School, Presentation Campus, and the one-time alleged abuse of a 10-year-old boy inside the rectory of St. Agatha.

McCormack pleaded not guilty in March to abusing three other boys at St. Agatha from September 2001 to January 2005.

Posted by kshaw at May 7, 2006 06:48 AM