Monsignor William Lynn, the former Philadelphia Archdiocese official convicted of child endangerment for failing to prevent other priests from sexually abusing children, will remain in jail for the foreseeable future.
Lynn’s attorneys tried and failed to get their client out on bail pending his appeal in the case. Attorney Jeff Lindy says Judge Teresa Sarmina really wasn’t inclined to give his client any degree of freedom during the appeal process.
“The judge could have exercised her discretion to consider it and she didn’t she didn’t consider it, didn’t want to hear any arguments,” said Lindy. “We stuck in as many arguments as we could but she didn’t want to hear anything.”
Assistant District Attorney Patrick Blessington told the judge this is the third time Lynn’s attorneys requested bail and there was no reason to grant it.
Lynn is facing three to six years in jail for his conviction for endangering the welfare of a child. He was not present for the bail hearing and remains in custody.