DA drops sex abuse case against former Philadelphia priest

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After two hung juries, the sex abuse case against a Philadelphia priest has been dropped.

After two hung juries, the sex abuse case against a Philadelphia priest has been dropped.

The district attorney's office confirmed to Action News they will not retry Rev. Andrew McCormick for a third time.

The Roman Catholic priest was accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old altar boy at Bridesburg's St. John Cantius back in 1997.

Though McCormick no longer faces the threat of prison, it's unlikely he will return to a parish.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia suspended him in 2011.

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