The civil case involving an adolescent boy has received significant media attention due to the graphic nature of the allegations.
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COMMENTARY: The issue is not over, but there are many reasons for hope.
At the Tuesday press conference with Anderson’s law firm, Reading said he initially wanted to remain anonymous because he was worried about others’ perceptions. However, he decided to use his real name to encourage other victims in New Jersey to come forward.
According to the lawsuit, McCarrick engaged in sexual contact with the plaintiff while he was bishop of Metuchen from approximately 1982 to 1985.
Sept. 3 marks the first time the disgraced ex-prelate has stepped foot in criminal court since accusations of long-standing sexual misconduct first came to light three years ago.
McCarrick, 91, is currently charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14, according to court documents filed July 28 in District Court in Dedham, Mass.
A new civil sex-abuse lawsuit has been filed against the former cardinal, also naming an Opus Dei priest who is currently a pastor in the Archdiocese of New York.
On Thursday, a lawsuit was filed in a New Jersey court accusing McCarrick of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1986.
In court documents, the man alleging the abuse claimed that McCarrick, being a family friend, began abusing him when he was a boy, the Associated Press reported.
COMMMENTARY: If carefully read, the McCarrick Report helps to explain what John Paul did know about the allegations against McCarrick, what he did with that knowledge, and why he may have done it.