Theodore McCarrick becomes first US cardinal charged with abusing a minor

Theodore McCarrick becomes first US cardinal charged with abusing a minor
The defrocked clergyman is accused of assaulting a teenage boy in the 1970s

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy.

The defrocked clergyman was charged on Wednesday with the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception at Wellesley College in the 1970s.

The charges make Mr McCarrick, 91 , the highest-ranking Roman Catholic official in the United States to face criminal charges in the clergy sexual abuse scandal.

He is charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in a criminal complaint filed by Wellesley Police in Dedham District Court.

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