Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Archdiocese of Chicago agrees to settle sexual abuse lawsuit for $3.2 million
Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal George, and the Catholic Bishop of Chicago have agreed to settle a claim based on the sexual abuse of a minor boy by former Rev. Daniel McCormack in the amount of $3.2 million dollars. The victim had alleged that the Archdiocese and the Cardinal failed to remove their priest, Rev. Daniel McCormack, from access to children although they had knowledge that he had sexually abused minors. McCormack was arrested in January 2006, charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual assault and subsequently pleaded guilty to those charges in 2007. For more on this story go here.