Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen

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A defrocked former cardinal is the first in the United States to be criminally charged with the sexual crime against a minor former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the nineteen seventies according to court documents obtained by The Boston Globe he faces three counts of indecent assault and battery the victim alleges McCarrick began abusing him when he was a boy and groped and fondled him when he was sixteen and as they walked around the campus of Wellesley College where his brother's wedding reception was being held in nineteen seventy four Mitchell Garabedian who's representing the man said in an email it takes enormous courage for a sexual abuse victim to report having been abused and proceed through the criminal process an attorney for McCarrick berry Coburn told the AP they look forward to addressing the case in the court room the former cardinals ninety one he was defrocked by pope Francis in twenty nineteen after Vatican investigation confirm decades of rumors that he was a sexual predator hi I'm Jennifer king

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