Hearing postponed for priest convicted of abuse

September 25, 2009 1:53:36 PM PDT
A hearing to determine if a former Roman Catholic priest should be kept in custody indefinitely has been postponed until October 26.Fr. Daniel McCormack pleaded guilty back in 2007 to molesting two boys while he was pastor at St. Agatha's parish on Chicago's West Wide. He was sentenced to five years in prison but is now up for parole.

Prosecutors want McCormack to remain in custody under the state's Sexual Violent Persons Commitment Act. A spokesperson explained why the attorney general is taking that step.

"In this particular instance, the attorney general felt very strongl, based on the fact, that Mr. McCormack was a serial offender and even did so after his initial that he was likely to recommit these offenses," spokesperson Natalie Bauer said.

McCormack will remain in a secure treatment facility until next month's hearing.


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