US Catholic Church official gets 3-6 years in sex abuse-scandal
A Roman Catholic church official in Philadelphia was sentenced to 3-6 years in prison after he was convicted of covering up sex abuses by priests under his supervision. The sentence makes Msgr. William Lynn the most senior Catholic official in the US to be convicted in relation to sex abuse cases within he church. Lynn was convicted in June on 1 count of endangering a child. The trial lasted more than two months and revealed long time efforts by the archdiocese of Philadelphia to play down accusations of child sex abuse. Lawyers for the 61-year-old Lynn have appealed to reduce his sentence to avoid jail time but prosecutors are pushing for maximum penalty. 

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