Lynn Ordered Back to Prison
Monsignor William Lynn has been ordered back to prison following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s reinstatement of his child endangerment conviction stemming from the abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Defense attorney Thomas Bergstorm argued unsuccessfully that the high court only remanded the rest of the appelate issues to Superior Court, so Lynn should remain on house arrest, where he’s been for the last sixteen months, after about 1½ years in prison.
Judge Sarmina decided to revoke bail, remanding Lynn to the custody of Philadelphia sheriffs. She called for a sheriff, and a sheriff’s deputy was assigned to take Monsignor Lynn back to prison pending this appeal.
Lynn was originally sentenced to 3-6 years in prison for the conviction.