Illinois wants ex-priest at facility for sex offenders
CHICAGO (AP) —
State prosecutors say a former Chicago priest should remain locked up at an Illinois facility for sex offenders.
A judge is holding a hearing Wednesday on a request to have Daniel McCormack declared a sexually violent person. The Chicago Tribune says he could be committed indefinitely to a state facility in Rushville.
In 2007, McCormack pleaded guilty to molesting five boys and was sentenced to five years in prison. Charges in a separate case were dropped in 2016 after the alleged victim declined to cooperate.
Maura Possley, spokeswoman for the attorney general's office, says McCormack poses a danger to children if released. He has been detained at the Rushville facility, which is run by the Department of Human Services.
McCormack's attorney declined to comment.