Local Reactions To Monsg Lynn Getting Bail

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“I’m disgusted by the Superior Court’s cavalier disregard for the child victims…”

District Attorney Seth Williams says that the battle to get Monsignor William Lynn back behind bars has just begun.

After serving 18 months of his 36 year sentence, Monsignor William Lynn will be released from prison on bail. The 62-year old former Secretary of Clergy for the Archdiocese was convicted in July of 2012 for covering up sex abuse claims in his role of assigning priests.

Last week in state superior court, the landmark conviction was overturned on the grounds that the child endangerment law that he was convicted under didn’t apply to him…

“He’s gonna be out of jail and that’s what pleases me. And we can accommodate your honor and we will so,” said Tim Bergstrom, the defense lawyer.

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