Msgr. Lynn’s lawyers file Superior Court appeal of evidence ruling

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Lawyers for Msgr. William J. Lynn — the first Catholic Church official convicted for his supervision of priests accused of sexual misconduct — have appealed to the state Superior Court a Philadelphia judge’s ruling on evidence to be admitted in his retrial on a child endangerment charge.





The notice of appeal, filed Friday according to court records, will likely mean postponing Lynn’s May 30 retrial before a Common Pleas Court jury. A spokesman for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said prosecutors will also appeal.




Lynn, 66, was the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004, responsible for investigating allegations against priests and recommending action to the archbishop. He served 33 months of a three- to six-year prison term before he was released last August after a state appeals court reversed his 2012 conviction and granted a new trial.















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