Archdiocese, Abuse Victim Reach $1.25m Settlement

14 News
May 18, 2015

An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest.

Plaintiff's attorney Eugene Hollander announced Monday the settlement was reached over the weekend.

The plaintiff, now in his 20s, claimed Daniel McCormack repeatedly abused him while he was a fourth- and fifth grader at St. Ailbe Catholic School on the South Side.

McCormack was removed from the priesthood and pleaded guilty in 2007 to abusing five children at St. Agatha parish in Chicago. He was sentenced to five years in prison, and remains at a state mental health facility. He was charged last year in a 2005 case involving a 10-year-old victim at St. Agatha.

A message seeking comment was left for the archdiocese.








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