Former St. Pete Catholic High School priest arrested on sex charges in Massachusetts

Tampa Bay Times

By Curtis Krueger, Times Staff Writer
Posted: Aug 31, 2012

A priest who quit his teaching job at St. Petersburg Catholic High School a decade ago has been arrested in Massachusetts on child sex abuse charges.

The Rev. Richard McCormick, 71, pleaded not guilty on Friday to five counts of rape for crimes that allegedly occurred during the 1980s in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe reported.

McCormick previously had been sued by nine people who said he sexually abused them as boys.

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