Former Priest Daniel McCormack Taken Into Police Custody On Abuse Charge

CBS Chicago
May 21, 2014

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(CBS) — A former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to numerous cases of child molestation is back in police custody.

Chicago Police News Affairs has confirmed to Newsradio that officers took Daniel McCormack into custody Wednesday and will be charged with criminal sexual abuse.

Police say the arrest stems from a complaint back in 2005. Sources tell CBS 2 McCormack could be officially charged on Thursday.

McCormack was being held in a state facility after doing time in connection with incidents that happened when he led two Chicago churches.

In 2007, McCormack and removed from the priesthood and pleaded guilty to abusing five children while he was a priest at St. Agatha’s parish.


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