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Monsignor William Lynn Trial

Priest Formerly Convicted In Child Abuse Scandal RELEASED

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A church official who recently won an appeal of his landmark conviction in the priest-abuse scandal was released from custody Fr...

Conviction Reversed For Church Official Accused In Sex Abuse Scandal

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic church official who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints had hi...

House Arrest For Convicted Priest?

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 09.04.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic official convicted of child endangerment will remain behind bars until his sentencing later this month, a judge ...

Jury Hung On Priest Sex Abuse Charges

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A stubbornly divided jury will have a day off to dwell on clergy-abuse charges pending against two Roman Catholic priests before ...

Jurors Struggle Through Deliberations In Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — Frustration erupted Tuesday in a landmark priest-abuse case. As jurors failed to reach a verdict for a seventh day, a defense la...

Philadelphia Trial Revives Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal

USA Today | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal dominated the headlines with horrific stories of priests preying on vulnerable youths and a ...

'One Of The Most Significant Trials' On Clergy Sex Abuse About To End

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.30.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — In opening statements in March, a prosecutor called the alleged cover-up of child sexual assaults by priests a battle between rig...

Church Official Admits Accused Priests Are 'Pretty Sick Individuals'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic church official testified Thursday that he typed a list of suspected pedophile priests on his computer, but coul...

Witness: Ex-Priest Forced 10-Year-Old To Do Striptease

Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion

A witness testified that a former priest of the Philadelphia Archdiocese made him engage in various sexual acts when he was a 10-year-old altar boy. ...

Priest Says Seminarians Tried To Gang Rape Him

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.23.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Catholic priest admitting a sexual relationship with a teen said he had been the victim of an attempted gang rape by fellow sem...

Bishop's Aides Shredded List Of Priests Accused Of Molesting Kids

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.01.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- An expert on "canon" law angrily called it "obstruction of justice, cubed" for a Roman Catholic archbishop to have shredded a list of ...

Former Marine Recounts Troubled Life After Meeting 'Sexual Predator' Priest

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A 30-year-old former Marine testified in a landmark clergy abuse case Wednesday that he was a good child with a bright future unt...

Woman Felt 'Helpless And Trapped' When Priest Fondled Her As Teen

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.30.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A witness in a landmark priest abuse trial told a jury on Thursday she felt "helpless and trapped" as a 13-year-old because a priest w...

Trial Reveals Priests Struggled With 'Sexual Sobriety'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.29.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A string of Roman Catholic priests testified Wednesday in a landmark clergy-abuse case, saying they reported fellow priests to th...

Priest Blames Late Archbishop In Philly Sex Abuse Coverup

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.28.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A Roman Catholic monsignor charged with protecting predator-priests lost a last-minute bid to have criminal charges dismissed Monday, ...