Hung jury in sex assault re-trial of Phila. priest Andrew McCormick

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Action News has learned that the child sex assault re-trial against accused Philadelphia priest Andrew McCormick has ended in a hung jury.

Action News has learned that the child sex assault re-trial against accused Philadelphia priest Andrew McCormick has ended in a hung jury.

The jury told the judge they couldn't reach a verdict. This is the second time a hung jury has been declared.

The district attorney's office has not made a decision regarding a re-trial.

His accuser, now 26, testified that McCormick sexually assaulted him in a rectory bedroom back in 1997.

McCormick however denies the allegations.

He has been suspended from the church since 2011 over complaints about his behavior around children.

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