Monsignor William Lynn may be granted house arrest pending sentencing, says judge in Phila. sex abuse case - Crimesider - CBS News →
(CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA - A judge indicated Tuesday she may release Monsignor William Lynn, a Roman Catholic church official convicted of child endangerment, to await sentencing.
Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said it may depend on the Vatican agreeing not to harbor him Lynn, in the event he flees to Rome after being found guilty of covering up child sex abuse complaints.
Lynn is the first U.S. church official prosecuted for his handling of child abuse complaints. He was convicted last week of one felony child endangerment count.