Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 28, 2016 / 05:01 am
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court let stand July 26 a ruling that prosecutors in a Philadelphia priest's trial used prejudicial evidence related to clergy sex abuse.
Philadelphia's district attorney must now decide whether to re-try Monsignor William J. Lynn.
The priest was not accused of sexually abusing children. However, he was convicted on one felony count of child endangerment for failing to protect children from an abusive priest, and was sentenced to three to six years in prison.
Msgr. Lynn, now 65 years old, had served as the Philadelphia archdiocese's Secretary for Clergy from 1992 to 2004. As such, he was responsible for investigating priests accused of abuse.