SALEM (AP) — A priest is headed to court in Massachusetts to face accusations that he molested a child three decades ago.
The Essex district attorney’s office says the Rev. Richard McCormick is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Salem Superior Court on five counts of child rape.
The alleged assaults took place in Ipswich in 1981 and 1982 when the alleged victim was 11 and 12 years old.
Authorities say McCormick was arrested Thursday in New Rochelle, N.Y.
It was not immediately clear if McCormick had a lawyer.