Fr. Daniel J. McCormack

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abusing boy as seminarian in Mexico. Accused 10/99 of abuse of altar boy. Archd. ignored 9/5/03 warning re boys in rectory. Arrested 8/30/05. Assigned as dean 9/1/05. Arrested 1/20/06; removed. Pled guilty 7/2/07 to abuse of 5 boys, some after first arrest; 5-yr sentence. At least 23 accusers. Multiple settlements, over $11M. Laicized 11/07.Settlements 11/11, 1/14, 3/14,over $4M. More accusers 2010-14 suits. $2.7M to 2 brothers 1/17. Paroled 2009; ruled danger to public, sent to state mental health facility. Arrested 5/21/14 re 2005 abuse of 10-yr-old. Pled not guilty. Charges dropped 2/16. Suit filed 3/25/16 re abuse of boy 2003-04; settled 4/20/17. Suit 10/16 re abuse of 10-yr-old boy 2002-05. $2.3M settlement 1/17. Settled with 3 for 3.15M 3/17/17. Suit 6/15/17. Ruled sexually violent 9/17. Suit filed 10/17. Fraudulent claim found 2015, withdrawn 2017; claimant fined $60K. Committed to sex offender facility 7/18. Settlement 9/18 for $2.9M. Another 12/20 for $1.5M.


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