A Top Catholic Official In Philly Was Just Convicted Of Letting Child Sex Abuse Happen

william lynn catholic church sex scandalMonsignor William Lynn

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A jury has found the head of the Philadelphia Archdiocese guilty on one count of endangerment in a case accusing him of hushing up priests’ child sex abuse.Monsignor William Lynn was acquitted on a separate conspiracy count, however, the AP reported.

The jury deadlocked on rape charges against Priest James Brennan, the Legal Intelligencer reported.

Lynn is the top official in the Catholic church to be put on trial for child sex abuse and faced charges of child endangerment and conspiring to cover up abuse.

Lawyers for the 61-year-old have reportedly tried to downplay Lynn’s power in the church.

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