Ex-Cardinal McCarrick to Appear in Criminal Court for Sexually Assaulting Teenage Boy

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, speaking here at the U.S. Bishop fall general assembly in 2014, has been a prominent liberal voice in the U.S. Church.Lisa Bourne / LifeSiteNews

‘This is the first cardinal in the United States ever charged criminally for a sexual offense against a minor,’ stated the abuse victim’s attorney.

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews, Jul 29, 2021 

Michael HaynesJuly 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Ex-cardinal and defrocked priest Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in the 1970’s and will now appear in criminal court August 26 to answer the three counts of indecent assault and battery — a fate he had so far avoided.

The Boston Globe revealed that the disgraced ex-cardinal was charged July 28 with “sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception at Wellesley College in the 1970s.”

In papers filed by Wellesley Police in Dedham District Court and seen by the Globe, McCarrick has been charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. As a result, the ex-cardinal has now been summoned to appear in court on August 26 to answer the charges. …

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