Former US Cardinal McCarrick not competent to face sex abuse trial, judge says

DEDHAM, Mass. (Reuters) – A Massachusetts judge on Wednesday dismissed a criminal case charging former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick with molesting a 16-year-old boy in 1974, saying the 92-year-old was not competent to face trial due to cognitive declines.

McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington, D.C., is the only current or former U.S. Catholic cardinal to ever face child sex abuse charges, with prosecutors in Massachusetts and Wisconsin filing separate cases against him.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)