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Theodore McCarrick: Defrocked US cardinal pleads not guilty to sexual assault

BBC News

September 3, 2021

A defrocked US Roman Catholic cardinal has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in the 1970s.

Theodore McCarrick, 91, entered the plea at a court in Massachusetts, where he faces indecent assault and battery charges for the alleged 1974 incident.

The former Washington DC archbishop is thought to be the highest-ranking US Catholic to face sex abuse charges.

He has previously said he has “no recollection” of any abuse.

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