Chicago archdiocese settles suit claiming abuse

2014-01-30T15:08:00Z Chicago archdiocese settles suit claiming abuseThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 30, 2014 3:08 pm  • 

CHICAGO | The Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a more than $3 million settlement with an alleged victim of sexual abuse by former priest Daniel McCormack.

Lawyers representing the unidentified plaintiff announced the settlement Thursday and the archdiocese later confirmed it. Neither side disclosed details.

The suit accused the diocese of failing to promptly remove McCormack after claims he abused children had emerged. Plaintiff attorneys say their client was abused as a boy between the eighth and 11th grades.

The archdiocese's Thursday statement says the "abuse of any child is a crime and a sin." And it encourages anyone who has been abused to come forward.

McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to abusing five children and was sentenced to five years in prison. He's currently confined to a state mental health facility.

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