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Pa. Priest Case Could Affect Penn State Trial

Saturday, 28 Dec 2013 04:14 PM

 

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A legal ruling reversing the landmark conviction of a Roman Catholic priest might have implications for the criminal case against three former Penn State administrators.

Lawyers for the university officials charged in the Jerry Sandusky scandal say that child endangerment counts could be dropped because of the Superior Court's decision.

Judges ruled Thursday that Monsignor William Lynn should not have been retroactively charged under a 2007 child endangerment law for alleged actions that occurred in 1990s. Prosecutors say he shuffled predator priests among parishes in Philadelphia.

The former university officials are charged under the same law with endangering children for allegedly not reporting a molestation claim against Sandusky in 2001.

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office issued a statement Friday to PennLive.com saying the Lynn ruling is being reviewed.


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