Demonstrators Protest Release of Convicted Priest

September 25, 2009,0,2142346.story

Demonstrators gathered on the near North Side Thursday night to protest the release of Daniel Mccormack, a former priest who molested several boys back in the late '80s.

McCormack pleaded guiltily in 2007 to five felony counts of sexual abuse. He was sentenced to five years in prison. He is set to be released Friday but the Illinois Attorney General's office and the Cook County States Attorney's office have filed a petition asking the court that McCormack be declared a sexually violent person which would prevent his release from prison. SNAP, Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests, say McCormack is one of Chicago's most notorious priest predators and is a serious threat to society. The hearing is set for 9am Friday.


Any original material on these pages is copyright © 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.