Prosecutors seek to stop release of convicted former priest

September 23, 2009 3:44:38 PM PDT
Prosecutors took action on Wednesday to stop the release from prison of a former priest convicted of sexual assaulting boys. Daniel McCormack was supposed to be set free Friday after serving more than two years in prison. But the state attorney general's and the Cook County states attorney's office have filed a petition to have McCormack civilly committed. That's allowable under the state's Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.

"We're extremely grateful today to the attorney generals office and the states attorneys office who we know have been working very hard to try to keep these sexual predators away from children and locked up," said Barbara Blaine, Survivors Network of Those Abused By Priests.

The organization Snap is concerned that another pedophile former priest is about to be free again.

Fred Lenczycki is scheduled to be released Thursday after serving a prison sentence and completing additional treatment.


Load Comments