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Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Tells Massachusetts Court He’s Incompetent for Trial

posted on February 28, 2023

Douglas Moser and Michelle Boorstein of The Washington Post report, “Five years after allegations of child sex abuse against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick first surfaced and rocked the U.S. Catholic Church, attorneys for McCarrick, 92, said Monday that he’s no longer mentally competent to stand trial and that the charges should be dismissed.” McCarrick has been accused of sexual misconduct by nearly 20 people, though this trial represents the only opportunity for criminal prosecution given the statutes of limitations of the other cases. Mitchell Garabedian, the accuser’s attorney for civil cases, said, “It’s not unusual for defendants to prolong a case so that memories fade, victims disappear, and witnesses become worn out. This will not happen in this matter.”

Read at The Washington Post