NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick is charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the 1970s.
Court records show McCarrick faces three counts of assault and battery.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
According to the Boston Globe newspaper, he’s accused of assaulting a 16-year-old during a wedding reception at Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 1974.READ MORE: Man Wanted For Allegedly Touching Woman Inappropriately On Subway
The 91-year-old is the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to face criminal charges for sex abuse.MORE NEWS: Police: 9-Year-Old Punched, Robbed On Staten Island
McCarrick was Bishop of Metuchen, Archbishop of Newark and Cardinal of Washington, D.C., until he was defrocked.