Fr. Richard McCormick




Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Salesian

Notes:  Left St. Petersburg Catholic H.S. in 2002 after accusation of sexually harassing girl. Active in 7/05 at Marian Shrine, Stony Point, NY. On leave since 2008. In 8/09 Order announced settlement with 3 men who alleged abuse by him in late 1970s at Salesian Junior Seminary in Goshen, NY. Three others then came forward. At one time he was director of Order’s eastern U.S. Province. Arrested 8/12 in NY; charged with rape of a boy 1981-1982. Indicted 3/12 on new rape charge. Many civil suits. Arrested 4/13. Convicted 11/14 of raping a boy repeatedly, ages 10-12, in Ipswich MA 1981-1982.; sentenced to 8-10 years in prison. Awaiting trial in another case on charges of sexual abuse of a boy in Ipswich.

Sources:  NWI Times; St Petersburg Times 03.23.02; St Petersburg Times 03.29.02; Journal News 08.09.09; Boston Globe 08.31.12; Boston Herald 08.31.12; Boston Herald 08.31.12; Daily Item 08.31.12; NECN 08.31.12; Tampa Bay Times 08.31.12; The Patch 08.31.12; WBUR 08.31.12; WCVB 08.31.12; Wicked Local Newburyport 08.31.12; Boston Herald 09.01.12; Digital Journal 09.01.12; Salem News 09.01.12; Salem News 03.08.13; My Fox Boston 03.11.13; Port Chester Patch 04.05.13; Salem News 04.06.13; Salem News 04.03.14; Salem News 05.22.14; Boston Globe 11.12.14; Salem News 11.12.14; Salem News 11.26.14; Newburyport Daily News 11.27.14


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