Monsignor William Lynn Conviction Overturned by Pennsylvania Court; D.A. ‘Most Likely’ to Appeal

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said he will most likely appeal the Superior Court’s reversal Thursday (Dec. 26) of the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn. ‘I am disappointed and strongly disagree with the court’s decision,’ Williams said in a statement. ‘While we are deciding what our next course of action will be, we most likely will be appealing this decision.'” By Alex Wigglesworth, Philadelphia Inquirer — Click here to read the rest of this article.

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  1. #1 by Ed Wilson on December 26, 2013 - 8:22 PM

    Its important to note that this appellate reversal of Lynns conviction DOES NOT MEAN HE DIDNT COMMIT THE ACTS with which he was charged. It only means that, according to the appeals court, those acts were not crimes under Pennsylvania law at the time because, the court said, the law did not apply to those who were not direct caregivers, but institutional holders of authority over the caregivers. I believe that defect in the PA law has since been corrected.

    Ed

    on 12/26/13 4:15 PM, Voice of the Faithful at comment-reply@wordpress.com wrote:

    > Voice of the Faithful posted: “Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams > said he will most likely appeal the Superior Court’s reversal Thursday (Dec. > 26) of the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn. ‘I am disappointed and > strongly disagree with the court’s decision,’ Williams said i” >

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