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.