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Catholic monsignor once convicted of hiding sex abuse could walk free

Monsignor William Lynn, the Pennsylvania church official convicted over his handling of Catholic church abuse claims, has been granted bail after his conviction was thrown out and could soon leave prison.The conviction Lynn was the first U.S. church official convicted of covering up sex-abuse claims against Roman Catholic priests. In July 2012, he was sentenced to three to six years in prison for felony child endangerment for his oversight of now-defrocked priest Edward Avery. Avery is serving a two-and-a-half- to ...

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