Media Advisory: Child Sexual Abuse Survivor to Speak Publicly of Abuse by Fr. Daniel McCormack

First Survivor to Publicly Speak Out About Abuse by Serial Child Molester Fr. Daniel McCormack

Lawsuit to be Filed Naming the Archdiocese of Chicago Involving Sexual Abuse of Survivor at St. Ailbe

(Chicago, IL) – At a news conference on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in Chicago, sexual abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman will:

  • Introduce a sexual abuse survivor who was abused by Father Daniel McCormack during the years that he attended St. Ailbe School and was a young student, altar server and member of the basketball team.  The courageous survivor will speak publicly, using his name, and will discuss the important reasons why he is coming forward to share his experiences.
  • Announce the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit naming the Archdiocese of Chicago as defendants alleging the Archdiocese was negligent in allowing McCormack access to children after receiving reports of McCormack’s inappropriate behavior with a minor boy and young seminarians two years before the abuse at St. Ailbe.
  • Discuss McCormack’s pattern and grooming behavior, using his position as a priest and coach, to sexually abuse this survivor and numerous other young children. McCormack, ordained in 1994, worked at various Chicago parishes including St. Ailbe’s, Holy Family, St. Agatha’s and Our Lady of the West Side Catholic School. He also worked as the director of liturgy for St. Joseph College Seminary at Loyola University.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM (CST)

*Please note address change
Law Offices of Kerns, Frost & Pearlman and Jeff Anderson & Associates
30 West Monroe, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603

A Sexual Abuse Survivor, will use his name and discuss why he’s coming forward to share his story. Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman, lawyers specializing in sexual abuse litigation who work together on behalf of sexual abuse survivors in Illinois helping them achieve justice and healing.