Jury Returns for 2nd Day of Priest Deliberations
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.