Catholic Monsignor William Lynn Sentenced To 3-6 Years For Sexual Abuse Coverup

Philadelphia, PA -

Monsignor William Lynn of the Catholic Church in Philadelphia has been sentenced to 3 to 6 year in prison, which is less than the 7 years prosecutors had sought in the case. He was recently convicted of covering up sexual abuses by priests and failing to take action or notify law enforcement.

Lynn supervised hundreds of priests in his role as secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Monsignor William Lynn of Philadelphia, the former secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, handled priest assignments and child sexual assault complaints from 1992 to 2004.

The 61-year-old Lynn was acquitted of conspiracy and a second endangerment count involving a co-defendant, the Rev. James Brennan.

During the sentencing, Judge M Teresa Sarmina said Lynn enabled "monsters in clerical garb... to destroy the souls of children".

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