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Ex-Chicago priest due in court on new child sex abuse claims

A former Chicago priest who pleaded guilty to multiple child sex abuse charges in 2007 is due in court on more abuse allegations involving a boy while he was still a priest.

Daniel McCormack was arrested in 2014 in the 2005 case involving a 10-year-old alleged victim at a West Side parish.

Attorneys also will be in court Wednesday for a status hearing on his custody at a state mental health facility. McCormack remains committed under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.

McCormack was removed from the priesthood and pleaded guilty in 2007 to abusing five children. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Earlier this month a judge ruled that a man who was an alleged victim of McCormack’s 16 years ago can seek punitive damages.