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  1. #1
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    Oct 2005

    IL - Father Daniel McCormack for child molestation, Chicago, 2006

    The Rev. Daniel McCormack was hit with a new criminal charge Wednesday, accused of molesting an 11-year-old Chicago boy last month inside the rectory of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church in the North Lawndale neighborhood, according to a law enforcement source.

    The alleged abuse took place while McCormack was being "monitored" by another priest assigned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago to keep tabs on McCormack and make sure he was never alone with children. Church officials imposed the monitor last August after first learning of allegations he had abused an 8-year-old Willowbrook boy. On Jan. 21, McCormack, 37, was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly fondling two other boys at St. Agatha -- the 8-year-old from Willowbrook (now 11) who claims the priest molested him twice in 2003, and a 9-year-old (now 13) who has accused the priest of sexually molesting him two to three times a month between September 2001 and January 2005.
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    This is disgusting why wasnt he locked up.and where was the priest who should have been monitoring him.

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    Apr 2010

    Jury to decide if defrocked priest stays incarcerated

    January 19, 2010 7:48 PM | No Comments | UPDATED STORY
    A jury will decide if former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack will remain incarcerated under the Illinois Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, a judge ruled today.

    Siding with prosecutors, Judge Dennis Porter said McCormack will remain in a secure treatment facility until a verdict is reached in a trial.


    Two audits commissioned by the Chicago archdiocese later found a trail of abuse allegations dating to McCormack's seminary days in 1988, all of which the archdiocese had failed to investigate properly. They found that although a priest had been assigned to monitor McCormack at St. Agatha, he still had contact with children.

    McCormack pleaded guilty in July 2007 to five felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to five years in prison. Removed from the priesthood, he was scheduled to be released on parole last September.


    No date has been set for the trial, but another hearing in the case was scheduled for March 2.

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    Last edited by Belinda; 05-16-2010 at 03:27 AM.

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