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Ex-Archbishop of D.C. Theodore McCarrick Charged with Sexual Assault of a Minor

HeadlineJul 30, 2021

A Massachusetts court has charged Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception in 1974. The 91-year-old McCarrick, who was defrocked in 2019, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to face criminal charges for sex crimes. Massachusetts law stops the clock on the statute of limitations if someone accused of a crime leaves the state.

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