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.
Williams touted the city’s declining homicide rate, but vowed to work for a safer city in his second term.
According to officials, Lynn was fitted with an electronic monitor and released from Philadelphia County Prison on Friday afternoon.
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.
An appeals court last week overturned Lynn’s conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.
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.
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.
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.
Nine more people have filed suit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, alleging sexual abuse by priests and a coverup by the archdiocese.
The rape trial of a Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher has been rescheduled for next month before a new judge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Philadelphia jury has failed to reach a verdict after nine days of deliberations in a groundbreaking priest-abuse case.