Priest faces child rape charges in Ipswich

Boston Herald

By Matt Stout
Friday, August 31, 2012

A New York Catholic priest is expected to appear in Salem court today on charges he raped a victim, then 11 and 12 years old, multiple times in the early 1980s on the North Shore, authorities said.

Ipswich police arrested the Rev. Richard McCormick yesterday in New Rochelle, N.Y., on a warrant charging him with five counts of rape of a child, according to the Essex County district attorney’s office.

McCormick has been indicted on charges he sexually abused the victim in Ipswich in 1981 and 1982, according to the district attorney’s office. Authorities didn’t immediately provide further details of the allegations.

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