Mar 8, 2014
Jailed Catholic Priest Catches a Break From Pennsylvania Court
Posted on Dec 26, 2013
On Thursday, a trio of Superior Court judges in Pennsylvania ordered the release of Monsignor William Lynn from the state prison where he has been serving time for his role in dealing with sex abuse claims against fellow Catholic clergy members.
Lynn, 62, was 18 months into a jail sentence originally set to span three to six years when the ruling reversed his conviction, which was connected not to his own sexual misconduct but that of accused clergymen over whom he had jurisdiction, as The Associated Press reported:
This decision may not represent the final word on Lynn’s case, however, as prosecutors are mulling their options and may appeal.
—Posted by Kasia Anderson
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