Philadelphia priests reject plea-bargain offer; will fight abuse charges
Catholic World News - June 06, 2011
Three Philadelphia priests and a lay Catholic schoolteacher have rejected a plea-bargaining deal that would have had them serve at least 7 years in prison on child-molestation charges. The four have elected to fight the charges in court.
Meanwhile Msgr. William Lynn, the former chancery official who was indicted earlier this year for child endangerment, has asked a court to dismiss the charges. His attorney pointed out that Msgr. Lynn, who had handled clergy-personnel matters for the Philadelphia archdiocese, was not directly responsible for any children.
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