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Tuesday November 30, 2021

Defrocked US cardinal charged

By AFP
July 30, 2021

New York: Former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy, court documents showed on Thursday, making him the most senior Roman Catholic official in America to face criminal charges in the massive clergy abuse scandal.

The 91-year-old, a former archbishop of Washington DC, was slapped with three counts of indecent assault and battery against a child over 14, according to a filing in a Massachusetts district court.