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(Msgr. William Lynn leaves his bail hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.  Lynn lost about 70 pounds during his 18 months in an upstate prison.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Msgr. William Lynn Begins Confinement at a Lawncrest Parish House

Lynn was greeted warmly by those friends and relatives before the hearing, which lasted just a few moments before Judge Teresa Sarmina, who reminded him that if he violated any condition of his release, back to prison he would go.

01/06/2014

(DA Seth Williams speaks at his reinauguration ceremony at the Academy of Music.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia DA, Controller Sworn In For Repeat Terms

Williams touted the city’s declining homicide rate, but vowed to work for a safer city in his second term.

01/06/2014

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Monsignor William Lynn Released From Philadelphia County Prison, Chaput Defends Posting Bail

According to officials, Lynn was fitted with an electronic monitor and released from Philadelphia County Prison on Friday afternoon.

01/03/2014

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams speaks to the press outside the Union League, on South Broad Street, on Tuesday evening.)

Philadelphia DA Irate That Archdiocese Posted Msgr. Lynn’s Bail

Thomas Bergstrom says his client could be out of prison as early as Thursday, or as late as sometime next week, as they coordinate Msgr. William Lynn’s appearance before a Philadelphia judge.

01/01/2014

(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Monsignor To Be Released On Bail in Child Endangerment Case

An appeals court last week overturned Lynn’s conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.

12/30/2013

(Father Robert Brennan with his late accuser, Sean McIlmail, in family photo. Photo provided.)

Family of Priest Accuser Sues Philadelphia Archdiocese Over Young Man’s Death

Attorneys for the family of 26-year-old Sean McIlmail insist it’s not about the money, but the search for truth and justice for all victims of clergy sex abuse in the archdiocese.

11/13/2013

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Social Worker Testifies About Accuser In Sex Abuse Case Against Philadelphia Priest, Teacher

A church social worker believed a longtime heroin addict was sober when he first accused two priests and a teacher of raping him, although the accuser attributes changes to his story to the fact he was high — and nearly “comatose” — that day.

01/23/2013

(Msgr. William Lynn was convicted of child endangerment.  Edward Avery pleaded guilty to molesting a boy.  Photos from Phila. PD)

2012 Year in Review: The Philadelphia Clergy Child Sex Abuse Case

The trial evidence — a lot of it from the church’s own secret files — exposed sins committed over a period of decades by supposed men of God.

12/27/2012

(Plaintiff Michael McDonnell, far left, and attorney Dan Monahan listen as attorney Marci Hamilton gestures toward plaintiff Andrew Druding, far right.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

More Civil Suits Alleging Priest Sex Abuse Filed Against Phila. Archdiocese

Nine more people have filed suit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, alleging sexual abuse by priests and a coverup by the archdiocese.

09/18/2012

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2nd Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial Set For Oct. 22

The rape trial of a Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher has been rescheduled for next month before a new judge.

09/07/2012

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3-6 Years in Prison For Monsignor Lynn

In a harshly worded statement, Judge Teresa Sarmina said that Msgr. William Lynn had allowed “monsters” in priestly garb to continue their crimes of assaulting children.

07/24/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Monsignor Convicted Of Endangering Child

A Philadelphia jury today convicted Msgr. William Lynn on one count of child endangerment. No verdicts were returned regarding a co-defendant in the case, Father James Brennan.

06/22/2012

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Philadelphia Jury Says It Is ‘Hung’ On Most Counts In Priest Sex Abuse Trial

The jury in the Philadelphia priest sex abuse case told the judge on the 12th day of deliberations that they are unable to reach a verdict on four of the five charges in this landmark case.

06/20/2012

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Jurors Still Weighing Fate of Accused Priests in Philadelphia Clergy Sex Abuse Trial

Monsignor William Lynn is charged with endangering children while serving a secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Father James Brennan is charged with molesting a child.

06/19/2012

Philly Priest-Abuse Jury Goes Home After 9th Day

A Philadelphia jury has failed to reach a verdict after nine days of deliberations in a groundbreaking priest-abuse case.

06/15/2012

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