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Pope to Visit Same Philadelphia Prison Housing a Jailed PriestMsgr. William Lynn, the former secretary for clergy in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was convicted of one count of child endangerment and is in prison as his appeals play out.
Philadelphia Msgr. William Lynn Back in Prison After Child Endangerment Conviction ReinstatedWhen Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed his conviction, Judge Teresa Sarmina, who heard the 13-week trial, released him on bail in early 2014.
Priest Who Was Appealing Sex Abuse Conviction DiesA Roman Catholic priest has died in custody while appealing his child sexual abuse conviction.
Msgr. William Lynn Begins Confinement at a Lawncrest Parish HouseLynn 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.
Philadelphia DA, Controller Sworn In For Repeat TermsWilliams touted the city's declining homicide rate, but vowed to work for a safer city in his second term.
Monsignor William Lynn Released From Philadelphia County Prison, Chaput Defends Posting BailAccording to officials, Lynn was fitted with an electronic monitor and released from Philadelphia County Prison on Friday afternoon.
Philadelphia DA Irate That Archdiocese Posted Msgr. Lynn's BailThomas 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.
Phila. Monsignor To Be Released On Bail in Child Endangerment CaseAn appeals court last week overturned Lynn's conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.
Family of Priest Accuser Sues Philadelphia Archdiocese Over Young Man's DeathAttorneys 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.
Social Worker Testifies About Accuser In Sex Abuse Case Against Philadelphia Priest, TeacherA 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.
2012 Year in Review: The Philadelphia Clergy Child Sex Abuse CaseThe 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.
More Civil Suits Alleging Priest Sex Abuse Filed Against Phila. ArchdioceseNine more people have filed suit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, alleging sexual abuse by priests and a coverup by the archdiocese.