facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Felony charges reinstated against priest

Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia judge reinstated felony charges against a Catholic priest accused of forcing a 10-year-old altar boy to perform oral sex.

Common Pleas Judge Paula Patrick said the Rev. Andrew McCormick will stand trial for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and statutory sexual assault, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Tuesday. A lower court judge had dropped the charges made by a now-24-year-old man who says McCormick abused him in 1997 in the rectory of St. John Cantius Church in Bridesburg where McCormick was the presiding priest.

He also faces misdemeanor charges of indecent assault, corrupting the morals of a minor and endangering the welfare of a child, the newspaper said.

McCormick was put on leave by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in March 2011 and remains free on bail.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
2
Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home
3
Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces
4
Jury in 'loud music' retrial to get case Wednesday morning Jury in 'loud music' retrial to get case Wednesday morning
5
Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event
Trending News
x
Feedback