Monsignor William Lynn sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison
- 3-6 years in prison for official who enabled pedophilic priest source
» Paying the price: Philadelphia monsignor William Lynn will serve three to six years in prison, following sentencing today for covering up a priest’s pedophilic abuse in his diocese. Lynn was the secretary for clergy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and is the first Catholic Church official to be convicted for such a crime in the United States. Lynn’s conviction came over his failure to report now-imprisoned former priest Edward Avery, who is serving a two-and-a-half year to five-year sentence for sexually assaulting an altar boy in 1999. Lynn’s lawyers have sought leniency in their client’s case, arguing he shouldn’t have to serve more time than Avery himself.
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