Philly monsignor wins latest child-endangerment appeal

A Roman Catholic church official could again seek bail after a Pennsylvania appeals court refused to review a ruling that throws out his child-endangerment conviction.

Monsignor William Lynn has been in and out of prison as appeals courts have split on the validity of his 2012 conviction.

The 65-year-old Lynn is the first U.S. church supervisor ever charged over his role in the alleged cover-up of priest sexual abuse.

The jury found he endangered an altar boy by moving a known pedophile priest to the boy’s parish.Lynn has served more than two years of a three-to-six-year sentence.

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The state Superior Court on Wednesday says it won’t review a December decision that overturned the conviction.

Defense lawyer Thomas Bergstrom says he will likely seek bail.

Prosecutors will consider another appeal.

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