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Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Charges of Roman Catholic Priest Andrew McCormick

Rev. Andrew McCormick sexual assault charges dismissed

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Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Charges of Roman Catholic Priest Andrew McCormick

It’s pretty astonishing a judge would throw out these charges but the fight must go on and hopefully justice may be served.

A judge Thursday dismissed felony sexual assault charges against a Roman Catholic priest arrested in July on allegations of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in 1997.

A Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Karen Yvette Simmons dismissed felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and sexual assault charges against Andrew McCormick, 56.

According to the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, the case is still remanded for trial on the misdemeanor charges of indecent assault, corrupting the morals of a minor and endangering the welfare of a child.

The district attorney’s office plans to re-file the felony charges against McCormick as well as file an appeal to determine if the felony charges should have been properly held for court based on the alleged victim’s testimony.

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