Katholisches Sexmonster der Verschleierung Kindsmissbrauchs erhält 250 000 $ Kaution seiner Diözese – ABC News
Katholisches Sexmonster der Verschleierung Kindsmissbrauchs erhält 250 000 $ Kaution seiner Diözese
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday provided the bail needed to release a former church official who has been imprisoned for 18 months in the clergy-abuse scandal.
Monsignor William Lynn’s attorneys posted the required 10 percent of the $250,000 bail after a state appeals court last week overturned his conviction for child endangerment. Lynn was expected to be released later this week after electronic monitoring can be arranged.
Lynn became the first U.S. church official ever convicted for his handling of abuse claims and was sent to prison in July 2012 for three to six years. But the mid-level appeals court found that the child-endangerment felony didn’t apply to him, because he did not directly supervise children when he served as the archdiocese’s secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004. The law was changed in 2007.
Lawyers for Lynn also surrendered his passport, another bail condition. ………