Philly priest’s assault retrial on hold until 2015

    A suspended priest won’t be retried until next year on child sexual-assault charges because both the Philadelphia judge and his new defense lawyer are booked until then.

    The Rev. Andrew McCormick faces a February retrial after a jury this spring deadlocked on charges he assaulted a 10-year-old boy in 1997.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that prosecutors pushed Thursday to have the case resolved this year.

    However, Common Pleas Judge Gwendolyn Bright said the delay is unavoidable.

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    The 58-year-old McCormick is now represented by defense lawyer Trevor Borum.

    The Roman Catholic priest has pleaded not guilty to attacking the altar boy at a northeast Philadelphia rectory.

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