Monsignor Lynn gets bail, prosecutor vows to retry him


BY Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is vowing to retry a former church official over his handling of abuse complaints, even though his conviction has been twice overturned.

A judge on Tuesday said Monsignor William Lynn can be released on $250,000 bail after Pennsylvania’s highest court granted him a new trial. Family members are expected to pick him up later Tuesday 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.

Appeals courts have wrestled ever since with the legality of his conviction.

Note: This is an Abuse Tracker excerpt. Click the title to view the full text of the original article. If the original article is no longer available, see our News Archive.