Ipswich police arrest priest for child rape from 80s

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A priest was arrested for child rape Thursday afternoon in New York.

Ipswich police took Father Richard McCormick into custody in New Rochelle on an indictment warrant for five counts of Rape of a Child in Ipswich in 1981 and 1982, according to the Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s Office. The victim was 11 and 12 at the time of the incident.

The indictments are a result of a joint investigation by the Ipswich Police Department and the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

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