Convicted Philadelphia priest appeals no-bail decision pending appeal
Catholic World News - August 16, 2012
Msgr. William Lynn, who had sought release on bail pending his appeal of a child-endangerment conviction, is appealing a Pennsylvania judge’s decision to deny that request.
Msgr. Lynn’s lawyers have filed the appeal with Superior Court in Pennsylvania. They argue that keeping the convicted priest in jail is “manifest injustice,” since “there is a substantial possibility of reversal” of his conviction. Msgr. Lynn, a former official of the Philadelphia archdiocese, was found guilty after a contentious trial. He is the first American diocesan official to be convicted for failure to address sex-abuse complaints.
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