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Convicted Former Priest McCormack Charged With Sex Abuse

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(CBS) — A former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to numerous cases of child molestation is back in police custody.

Chicago Police News Affairs has confirmed to Newsradio that officers took Daniel McCormack into custody Wednesday and charged him with criminal sexual abuse.

Police say the arrest stems from a complaint back in 2005.

McCormack will be appearing in bond court on Thursday.

McCormack was being held in a state facility after doing time in connection with incidents that happened when he led two Chicago churches.

In 2007, McCormack was removed from the priesthood and pleaded guilty to abusing five children while he was a priest at St. Agatha’s parish.

Earlier this year, the Archdiocese of Chicago reached a $3.2 million settlement with an alleged abuse victim.

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