Trial opens in Pennsylvania sex-abuse scandal
March 26, 2012
The trial of a Philadelphia priest charged with endangering children by covering up evidence of sexual abuse opens in Pennsylvania on March 26.
Msgr. William Lynn, who was secretary for clergy in the Philadelphia archdiocese under the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, is the first American diocesan official to face felony charges for allegedly protecting abusive priests from prosecution. Prosecutors charge that he engaged in a conspiracy to suppress evidence of abuse.
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