Update, 11:40 a.m. Reporter Elizabeth Fiedler tells us Monsignor William Lynn was sentenced to three to six years in prison. We’ll have more details early this afternoon.
In a landmark case, Lynn, 61, is the first Roman Catholic church official in the U.S. convicted for his role in the handling of abuse claims.
Lynn has been in prison since the June 22 jury verdict, when the trial judge revoked his bail.
Defense lawyers call Lynn a scapegoat for the Philadelphia archdiocese. They hope to get him released while he appeals the conviction.