May 07, 2006

Priest Accused Of Sexual Molestation Posts Bond


POSTED: 8:50 pm CDT May 6, 2006
UPDATED: 9:15 pm CDT May 6, 2006

CHICAGO -- A priest accused of sexual abuse is in the custody of his brother on Saturday night after posting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bond money.

A Central Bond Court judge on Saturday had increased the bond for the Rev. Daniel McCormack, the West Side priest accused of two additional counts of sexual abuse.

Bond was raised by $200,000 to $700,000 for McCormack, who appeared in Central Bond Court on Saturday during the noon call.

McCormack was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a class two felony, said Cook County State's Attorney's office spokesman John Gorman.

In the latest charges, McCormack is accused of fondling an 11-year-old boy who was a student at Presentation School, in the 3900 block of West Lexington Avenue, on a regular basis, according to an assistant state's attorney.

Posted by kshaw at May 7, 2006 06:53 AM