William Lynn gets 3 to 6 years in Philadelphia church sexual abuse case

The first U.S. church official convicted for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against other priests, has been sentenced to three to six years in prison.

The punishment was handed down today in Philadelphia to Monsignor William Lynn, the former secretary for clergy at Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Lynn was criticized for not doing more to stop abusive priests and last month a jury convicted the 61-year-old of felony endangerment.

Lynn’s lawyer Thomas Bergstrom is questioning the sentence.

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