No Questions This Week As Priest Jury Deliberates

My Fox Philly
June 19, 2012

A jury weighing child-endangerment charges against two Roman Catholic priests has been working quietly this week after a flurry of earlier questions.

The jury has been deliberating for 11 days, after getting the case June 1 and taking a few days off.

The groundbreaking case involves a priest charged with attempted rape and an official charged with covering up abuse claims.

Monsignor William Lynn is charged with conspiracy and child endangerment for his actions as secretary for clergy in the Philadelphia archdiocese.

He has testified, and insists he did what he could to get problem priests in treatment from 1992 to 2004.

The Rev. James Brennan denies the alleged 1996 sexual assault, and challenges the accuser's credibility.

About a dozen clergy-abuse activists are near the courthouse, awaiting the verdict.








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