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Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick – the former Archbishop of Washington, DC who was expelled from the priesthood on charges of sexual abuse – was charged in the 1970s for molesting a teenager in Massachusetts.
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults and children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s, court records show. https://t.co/c9UloHO8W5
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The indictment filed on Wednesday makes McCarrick, 91, the highest-ranking Roman Catholic official in the United States to face criminal rape in the sex abuse scandal by clergy, according to the Boston Globe.
The predatory priest is accused of groping the genitals of a 16-year-old boy on June 8, 1974 during the teenage brother’s wedding reception at Wellesley College.
McCarrick allegedly told the boy that he “had to go to confession” and led him into a room where he attacked him while he was “praying to make me feel holy,” the teen told police.
The investigation into McCarrick began in January after the alleged victim’s attorney Mitchell Garabedian wrote letters to Norfolk and Middlesex prosecutors.
“My client is showing tremendous courage by being a complainant in the criminal trial,” said Garabedian, a longtime attorney for church victims of sexual abuse.
“This is the first cardinal in the United States ever to be charged with a sex offense against a minor,” he said in a statement.
McCarrick had previously faced a number of civil lawsuits in New York and New Jersey from men alleging he sexually abused them as children between the 1970s and 1990s. In these cases, no criminal complaint could be filed because the statute of limitations has expired.
But the unholy creeper could face charges in Massachusetts for not being a citizen at the time of the alleged abuse and the statute of limitations ended when he went home to New York, according to the Globe.
At the time, McCarrick was the monsignor and secretary of then New York Archbishop Cardinal Terence Cooke and lived in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The Vatican had known McCarrick slept with seminarians for years but didn’t begin investigating until a man claimed he was sexually abused by the priest as an altar boy in New York in the 1970s.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the McCarrick investigation and hired the New York Archdiocese of New York’s review board.
McCarrick was fired from the Department in 2018 after a review found the allegation “credible and well-founded”.
Pope Francis released him a year later when Vatican officials found him guilty of begging for sex during confession and of “sins” with minors and adults.
McCarrick, who now lives in Missouri, denies the allegations.
A subpoena was issued to appear in Dedham District Court on August 26th to bring charges of triple indecent assault and assault against anyone over the age of 14.
“We look forward to bringing this up in the courtroom,” his attorney Barry Coburn told the Globe on Thursday.