By Tony Hanson, Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Convicted clergyman Monsignor William Lynn will remain behind bars for now, but the trial judge is considering a defense house arrest request after she revoked bail with Lynn’s conviction last week on a child endangerment charge.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
The defense is adamant Monsignor William Lynn is absolutely no risk of fleeing the United States pending his sentencing in August.
However, Prosecutor Patrick Blessington has argued Lynn could, with the protection of the church, flee anywhere in the world, including the Vatican.
Defense attorney Thomas Bergstrom scoffed when reporters asked about a condition that Lynn would agree to extradition later, if he fled to the Vatican, if he is released.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
“Get the hell out of here,” Bergstrom said. “He is not going to the Vatican. You know, it is just idiotic. That is all I can say about it.”
This was first proposed by the judge and is now being investigated for legality by the prosecution.
The judge has set another hearing on the matter for July 5th.
She also warned Lynn that if she orders house arrest, and he flees, he will give up appeal rights and she will impose a sentence immediately. She said it likely would be a maximum sentence.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
The Archdiocese has declined comment.