Victim advocates are praising a judge’s decision to send a Roman Catholic church official in Philadelphia back to prison.
A judge Thursday refused to grant a stay that would have allowed Monsignor William Lynn to remain free while he pursues other appeals.
The 64-year-old Lynn was convicted of child endangerment over his handling of priest abuse complaints. He had served half of a three-to-six-year sentence before a state court tossed his conviction in 2013. Pennsylvania’s highest court this week reversed the decision.
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, better known as SNAP, called the order sending Lynn back to prison a “victory for vulnerable youngers.”
The group says it believes the action will do more to safeguard boys and girls than the church’s own abuse policies and protocols.
A Roman Catholic church official has been ordered back to prison after his Pennsylvania conviction over the handling of abuse complaints was reinstated.
A judge Thursday refused to grant a stay that would have allowed Monsignor William Lynn of Philadelphia to remain free while he pursues other appeals.
Lynn has served half of a three-to-six-year sentence for felony child endangerment. He’s been on house arrest since the state Superior Court tossed his conviction in 2013.
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