Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 3, 2021 / 07:48 am
Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded ‘not guilty’ on Friday to several charges of sexual assault, while appearing for the first time in a Massachusetts court.
McCarrick, 91, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14, incidents which allegedly took place in the 1970s. Each of the three criminal charges carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
He appeared for his arraignment on Friday in Dedham District Court, accompanied by his attorney Katherine Zimmerl, of the firm Coburn & Greenbaum. The court entered a "not guilty" plea on his behalf. McCarrick’s next court date is Oct. 28, and his bail was set at $5,000.
VIDEO | Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives in Dedham District Court, Massachusetts. He has been charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14, incidents that allegedly took place in the 1970s. pic.twitter.com/mcjNFZxWkZ— Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) September 3, 2021