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Lynn's bail denied

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Monsignor Wil­li­am Lynn must re­main be­hind bars while he ap­peals his child en­dan­ger­ment con­vic­tion.

Pennsylvania Su­per­i­or Court denied the monsignor’s re­quest for bail on Oct. 17, ac­cord­ing to on­line court re­cords. The former arch­dioces­an sec­ret­ary for clergy has been in­car­cer­ated since he was con­victed in late June in Com­mon Pleas Court.

A jury found Lynn guilty of one count of en­dan­ger­ing chil­dren for al­low­ing a priest whom he knew to be a mo­lester to con­tin­ue in his min­istry. He was ac­quit­ted of an­oth­er en­dan­ger­ment charge and con­spir­acy. Lynn was sen­tenced to three to six years in pris­on.

The monsignor’s at­tor­neys filed no­tice of ap­peal in Au­gust and, in Septem­ber, asked the ap­peals court to re­con­sider his bail re­quest, which had been denied in the lower court. ••

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