Superior Court last week denied a request to send two child molestation cases back to Common Pleas Court, and an attorney for one of the defendants also filed a brief last week in which he stated his client’s case should be retried because of errors by the trial judge and because of new evidence found in a civil suit filed by the prosecution’s primary witness, a former Northeast altar boy.
Monsignor William Lynn released from prison, will reside in Lawndale parish.
The public got a look at a much changed Monsignor William Lynn on Monday morning as he entered the Criminal Justice Center at 13th and Filbert streets.
The first member of the Roman Catholic Church’s U.S. hierarchy convicted of hielding a child-molesting riest is getting out of jail. Monsignor William Lynn just isn’t getting out for free.
Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has reversed the endangering children conviction of Monsignor William Lynn, and his lawyer hopes to have him out of prison by tomorrow.
“We’ll have a real fight on our hands,” Thomas Bergstrom said last week. “And I think we’re going to win it.”
The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in January of sexually assaulting the same boy, who was a student at St. Jerome parish school in the late 1990s.
— At St. Jerome Parish, no one wants to talk about the conviction of a priest and teacher in a sex-abuse scandal or how the church moves forward. Parishioners do have a lot to say about the good things going on at the church.
The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former parochial school teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in the abuse of the same altar boy at St. Jerome's parish in Northeast Philly in the late 1990s.