Diocese: Diocese of Paterson
Accused in 2002 of abuse of girls, ages 6 and 8, between 1981-1983. He denied all allegations. Placed on leave in 2003 and retired. Diocese given permission by Vatican to hold church trial. McCarthy was exonerated by the church trial and cleared by Vatican to return to active status with full privileges per 5/01/08 article.
Star-Ledger 04.11.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Observer Tribune 10.23.03; The Record 05.18.04; Star-Ledger 01.14.05; Star Ledger 05.01.08; Daily Record 05.03.08; Orlando Sentinel 10.25.10; http://bishop-accountability.org/