Father Andy The Sequel Opens With Tears And A Shouting Match

Big Trial

By Ralph Cipriano
for Bigtrial.net

When we last saw “Father Andy” McCormick nearly a year ago, thanks to a deadlocked jury, the priest was strolling out of the Criminal Justice Center as a free man.

Today, in Courtroom 1102, the priest was back in court with a new lawyer facing the same accuser. And some long odds in a retrial.

The alleged victim in the case is a slender, gay 27-year-old business manager for a large New York City cosmetics firm. He claims that back during the 1997-98 school year when he was a 10-year-old altar boy in fourth grade, Father Andy lured the boy up to his room in the rectory at St. John Cantius Church in Bridesburg. Then, according to the alleged victim, the priest locked the door, shoved the boy down on the bed, tore off his clothes, and tried to jam his penis in the boy’s mouth.

The alleged victim waited 15 years before coming forward to say what happened. Today in court he told the jury that unlike another former 10-year-old altar boy that we know of, he’s not in this for the money. That’s why he hasn’t filed a civil suit seeking damages, the alleged victim told the jury.

“I don’t need to, I have a pretty successful career,” he said. The only reason why he’s doing this, he told the jury, is to make sure “another little kid doesn’t go through this.”

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