Ex-church official who shielded child molesters granted bail

Fox 29


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The former Philadelphia church official who has served nearly three years over his handling of abuse complaints will soon be free in lieu of $250,000 bail, but the district attorney is vowing to retry him.

Monsignor William Lynn, 65, was granted bail during a Tuesday morning hearing. Family members are expected to pick him up later in the day from a state prison in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Lynn was the first U.S. Roman Catholic Church official ever charged and convicted of helping to shield child molesters within its ranks.

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