Man Sues Chicago Archdiocese over Alleged Sex Abuse Lawsuit Says He Was a Victim of Former Priest Daniel McCormack

Chicago Tribune
September 28, 2010

Another young man sued the Chicago Archdiocese on Tuesday, alleging that former Catholic priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack sexually abused him while he was a grammar school student.

The John Doe lawsuit says the abuse started around 2002 when the Chicago man was an eighth-grader and continued until about 2007, when he was a junior or senior in high school and playing basketball for McCormack in a high school league.

"McCormack inappropriately sexually touched, hugged, rubbed, and/or abused Doe," according to the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

The suit charges that the archdiocese, the Catholic bishop of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George failed to properly investigate the reports of abuse that surrounded McCormack. Instead, they promoted McCormack and allowed him to coach minor boys, the suit says.

The man has asked for an unspecified amount of damages.

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