Topic - Anne Bowen Poulin

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    — The first top official in the Roman Catholic Church to be convicted of shielding child-molesting priests is going to have plenty of time to do some reflection — in prison

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  • Sentencing Lynn to such serious prison time should prove an incentive to prosecutors elsewhere to proceed against church officials, said Anne Bowen Poulin, a professor at Villanova University’s School of Law.

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  • A lighter sentence would have signaled to prosecutors that they wouldn’t accomplish much in similar cases, she said.

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