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Theodore McCarrick. U.S. Institute of Peace / CC BY NC 2.0

Former American Cardinal Faces Fifth Civil Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged in a Massachusetts district court this week for sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

Theodore McCarrick before his laicization. Copyright Mazur_catholicchurch.org.uk

Former American Cardinal Criminally Charged with Sexual Assault of Teenage Boy

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has reportedly been charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, a crime alleged to have occurred in the 1970s.