Monsignor William Lynn denied house arrest as he awaits sentencing for child endangerment conviction

A Philadelphia judge has denied Monsignor William Lynn‘s request to be confined to house arrest while awaiting sentencing.

Lynn was denied bail after his conviction June 22 on charges of endangering the welfare of children.  He’s the first Catholic church official convicted for failing to protect kids from sexually abusive priests.  

One of Lynn’s attorneys, Jeff Lindy said he’s disappointed. “He’s a 61-year old man, with no prior record, with a long work history, with well-established ties to the community, who’s convicted of a third degree felony – endangering the welfare of children, not sex abuse,” said Lindy. “I’ve said this before – I can’t think of any other defendant similarly situated who would have been denied bail.”

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