Approaching midday on Monday, jurors sent Judge Gwendolyn Bright a note asking whether the alleged victim’s testimony “was sufficient to convict.”
The judge has imposed a gag order, so the attorneys, defendant Father Andrew McCormick, the alleged victim, and all other witnesses in the case are prohibited from commenting.
The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.
“The defendant forced the child, when he was approximately nine years old, to engage in a sexual activity, obviously without his consent,” the prosecutor says.
Father Andrew McCormick is accused of sexually assaulting a ten-year-old altar boy in Bridesburg.