PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints no longer resides at a Philadelphia jail on the pope’s U.S. itinerary.
Monsignor William Lynn is serving a minimum three-year sentence for endangering children in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.READ MORE: The Aztecs 'Slowly Crush You': CBS Sports' Randy Cross Previews Fresno State-#21 San Diego State, Other Matchups
The 64-year-old Lynn has recently been housed at the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Center while appealing his 2012 conviction.
But defense lawyer Thomas Bergstrom says he is now back at a state prison near Scranton.READ MORE: Halloween 2021: Trick-Or-Treating Events In Philly-Area
Appeals courts have been split on whether Lynn should have been convicted under the child-endangerment law and he has been in and out of prison.
He is the first U.S. church official prosecuted over the alleged church cover-up.
Pope Francis is scheduled to visit inmates at the city prison during his U.S. trip in September.MORE NEWS: Phil Murphy Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Challenger Jack Ciattarelli In New Jersey Governor Race, Poll Shows
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