Lawsuit filed against the Rev. McCormick
JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer email@example.com, 215-854-2592 Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:16 AM
A MAN WHO has claimed he was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic priest in the rectory of St. John Cantius Parish in Bridesburg has filed a lawsuit against the priest and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The man, now 27, has accused the Rev. Andrew McCormick, now 59, of sexually assaulting him in 1997, when the man was a 10-year-old altar boy.
Two criminal juries - one on March 11 of this year, another on March 12, 2014 - deadlocked on charges of...
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