D.A. Refiles Charges Against Priest, So Brace Yourselves for a Debate About the Definition of “Penetration”

The District Attorney’s office has refiled charges against a priest accused of sexually assaulting an altar boy in 1997. A judge recently dismissed the most serious felony charges—involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, and statutory sexual assault—against Father Andrew McCormick because the priest allegedly tried to force the boy to perform oral sex on him, but only managed to force his penis past the boy’s lips, meaning that penetration never occurred. The priest maintains his innocence entirely and claims that the boy’s accusations are opportunistic. [Daily News]