Philly priest’s retrial set for 2015; 1st jury deadlocked on alleged 1997 assault of altar boy

The Republic

May 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — A suspended priest won’t be retried until next year on child sexual-assault charges because both the Philadelphia judge and his new defense lawyer are booked until then.

The Rev. Andrew McCormick faces a February retrial after a jury this spring deadlocked on charges he assaulted a 10-year-old boy in 1997.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that prosecutors pushed Thursday to have the case resolved this year.

However, Common Pleas Judge Gwendolyn Bright said the delay is unavoidable.

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