Jury Returns for 2nd Day of Priest Deliberations

Friday Mar 7, 2014

A Philadelphia jury is deliberating for a second day in the trial of a Roman Catholic priest charged with molesting an altar boy in 1997.

The Rev. Andrew McCormick denies the 26-year-old accuser’s account.

The accuser says he was abused after his mother sought counsel from McCormick because she thought her 10-year-old son was gay.

The defense questions why only one person has accused McCormick of sexual abuse if he is a sexual predator.

However, he has been suspended from ministry since 2011 over other allegations involving his relationships with children and pornography.

McCormick has spent 30 years as a priest, and took several boys to Poland to visit churches and cultural sites.

The 57-year-old McCormick is charged with several felony counts.

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