Former Priest Already Serving Time for Rape Admits to Abuse of Another Boy

By Dialynn Dwyer
August 10, 2015

Richard McCormick plead guilty to indecent assault on Monday.

Richard McCormick, a former Roman Catholic priest, was convicted last November and sentenced to eight to ten years in prison for raping a boy multiple times at a summer camp in Ipswich in the early 1980s.

On Monday, the 74-year old McCormick plead guilty to indecently assaulting another boy during the same years, according to a report by The Boston Globe.

The boy was only six years old when he began attending the camp, and McCormick sexually abused him at different times between 1981 and 1983, according to The Globe. The Globe said the victim recognized McCormick as his abuser when he saw the former priestís picture after his conviction on five counts of rape in 2012.

McCormick followed him into the bathroom during the period of abuse, according to The Globe.

A prosecutor read the manís impact statement in court. The man described his struggle with substance abuse, distrust of authority figures, and fear of using public restrooms unless they are empty.








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