May 07, 2006

Prosecutors: Priest abused boy while being monitored

Chicago Sun-Times

May 7, 2006


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 Cook County Jail on Saturday afternoon, about three hours after a judge raised his bond 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 faces 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.

The alleged victims in the new cases were students at Presentation School on the West Side, where McCormack was a teacher and basketball coach, said Kathleen Muldoon, a Cook County assistant state's attorney.

Posted by kshaw at May 7, 2006 06:50 AM