Columbus Diocese Adds Priest to Sex-abuse List
By Danae King
February 11, 2020
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has added a new name to its list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has added a name to its website list of priests credibly accused of the sexual abuse of minors.
The list was initially released on March 1 with 34 names. On March 5, the diocese added two names. Fourteen names were later added, making the total 50.
Now the diocese has added the name of the Rev. Richard J. McCormick, 79, a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco order of priests, to the credibly accused list. His name was put on the list on Monday after the diocese confirmed information contained in an anonymous letter it received.
McCormick’s name was added under the category of external or religious clergy members who served in the Columbus diocese but were accused elsewhere. That means the alleged abuse happened outside the diocese, according to the list.