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Imprisoned ex-priest sentenced in another child sex assault case in Massachusetts

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SALEM, Massachusetts — A retired Roman Catholic priest imprisoned for child rape has been sentenced to 8 to 10 more years behind bars for assaulting another boy at a Massachusetts summer camp in the 1980s.

The Essex District Attorney's Office says 74-year-old Richard McCormick pleaded guilty Monday in Salem Superior Court to a reduced charge of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. He had been charged with child rape. The new sentence began Monday, and he isn't getting any credit for time already served.

McCormick is serving an 8- to 10-year prison sentence imposed last November for repeatedly raping a boy at the now-defunct Salesian Brothers' Sacred Heart camp in Ipswich in 1981 and 1982.

Monday's sentence was for assaulting a 7-year-old boy at the same camp in 1982 and 1983.

PHOTO: Judge Timothy Feeley addresses former Rev. Richard McCormick, 74  in Salem Superior Court in Boston, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The retired Roman Catholic priest imprisoned for child rape has been sentenced to 8 to 10 years behind bars for assaulting another boy at a Massachusetts summer camp in the 1980s. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
Judge Timothy Feeley addresses former Rev. Richard McCormick, 74 in Salem Superior Court in Boston, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The retired Roman Catholic priest imprisoned for child rape has been sentenced to 8 to 10 years behind bars for assaulting another boy at a Massachusetts summer camp in the 1980s. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

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PHOTO: Former Rev. Richard McCormick appears in Salem Superior Court in Boston, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The retired Roman Catholic priest imprisoned for child rape has been sentenced to 8 to 10 years behind bars for assaulting another boy at a Massachusetts summer camp in the 1980s. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
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