Monsignor Lynn denied bail as lawyers plan sentence appeal

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.

Lynn was convicted of child endangerment in a trial that followed a 2011 grand jury report naming three priests and a teacher from Holme Circle’s St. Jerome parish in a child sex abuse scandal.

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