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Guilty Verdict in Philadelphia a First in Sex Abuse Cases

posted on June 25, 2012

At The National Catholic Reporter, Brian Roewe reports on the guilty verdict of Monseigneur William J. Lynn on one charge of sexual endangerment, “making him the first U.S. church official convicted for the handling of abuse claims.” It took a Philadelphia jury 13 days to find Lynn guilty “of helping to cover up priest sex abuse during his tenure as secretary of clergy for the Philadelphia archdiocese from 1992 to 2004,” writes Roewe. 


Read at National Catholic Reporter