Monsignor William Lynn

Monsignor Lynn

Closing Arguments Underway In Clergy Sexual Abuse Case

Closing arguments got underway on Thursday in the landmark clergy sexual abuse case with Monsignor William Lynn charged with endangering children by allowing dangerous priests to remain in ministry.

05/31/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, on his way into court with his attorney last April.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Msgr. Lynn Takes Witness Stand For Third Day

Monsignor William Lynn, charged with endangering children by protecting suspected predator priests, is expected back on the witness stand for a third day, today, when the clergy sexual abuse case continues.

05/29/2012

Monsignor Lynn

Monsignor Lynn Set For Third Day Of Cross-Examination In Clergy Sex Abuse Trial

Tuesday morning, 61 year old Monsignor William Lynn will be back on the witness stand at the Criminal Justice Center testifying in his own defense.

05/28/2012

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In Clergy Sex Abuse Trial, Monsignor William Lynn Returns To The Stand

Lynn’s defending himself against charges that he endangered children, while in his role as Secretary of the Clergy from 1992 to 2004 — while working for the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.

05/27/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, on his way into court with his attorney last April.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Msgr. Lynn On Bevilacqua’s Policy: Only Diagnosed Pedophiles Were Removed

In the clergy child sexual abuse case, Monsignor William Lynn blames the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua for allowing predator priests to remain in ministry.

05/25/2012

Priest

Prosecutors Grill Monsignor Who Helped Create Infamous Predator Priest List

Monsignor James Beisel has testified he helped defendant Monsignor William Lynn compile the now infamous list of admitted and alleged predator priests which was later allegedly destroyed by others.

05/23/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in March 2012.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Defense In Church Sex Abuse Trial Downplays Defendant’s Power

After two months of evidence the prosecution alleges shows defendant Monsignor William Lynn was at the heart of a cover-up of clergy abuse, the defense has opened and downplayed any power he had in the Archdiocese.

05/22/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in March 2012.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

After 8 Weeks, Prosecution Expected To Rest In Priest Abuse Trial

After two months of testimony and evidence, including evidence yesterday from a secret church archive safe, the prosecution in the clergy abuse case is expected to rest today.

05/17/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in March 2012.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Monsignor Lynn’s 2004 Testimony Before Grand Jury Presented In Court

With the prosecution winding down in the clergy abuse case, a last segment of testimony by defendant William Lynn before a grand jury back in 2004 was presented Wednesday.

05/16/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, on his way into court with his attorney last April.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Witnesses Testify Priests Remained In Ministry Despite Reports Of Abuse

The jury in the clergy abuse case has heard detailed testimony from a witness and a prosecution investigator.

05/11/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, on his way into court with his attorney last April.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Witness Testifies He Was Victim Of ‘Depraved And Sadistic Conduct’ At Hand Of Priest

The jury in the clergy abuse case hears evidence of what a grand jury called ‘depraved and sadistic conduct’ related to a Passion Play, depicting the events leading to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

05/08/2012

file photo of Msgr. William Lynn (Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Witness Says Monsignor William Lynn Enabled Predator Priest

Anthony Bozeman, then a youth minister, has testified he and others, including priests and a nun in Our Lady of Hope parish in Philadelphia had concerns about the relationship between Father David Sicoli and a 13-year-old boy.

05/02/2012

file photo of Msgr. William Lynn (Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Witness In Clergy Sex Abuse Case: ‘Priests Aren’t Supposed To Do Wrong’

The jury in the clergy abuse case hears emotional testimony from two more alleged victims, men who say they were abused by a priest in the early 1980’s.

05/01/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, on his way into court with his attorney last April.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Prosecutors: Predator Priest Served For 30 Years Despite Abuse Allegations

Evidence from the church’s secret archives shows three boys came forward in 1977 and alleged abuse and misconduct by Father David Sicoli, then in his first assignment.

04/27/2012

file photo of Msgr. William Lynn (Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Monsignor Lynn Tells Grand Jury Abuse Case Slipped Through The Cracks

Monsignor William Lynn was questioned before the grand jury about his handing of alleged abuse cases.

04/20/2012

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