Church Official Convicted Of Covering Up Sexual Abuse By Priests
The judge who imposed the sentence, M. Teresa Sarmina, said “You knew full well what was right, Monsignor Lynn, but you chose wrong.” The monsignor, a former Cardinal’s aid, was found guilty June 22 of endangering a child. Judge Sarmina continued that Lynn enabled “monsters in clerical garb…to destroy the souls of children, to whom you turned a hard heart.”
The prosecution presented evidence at trial that he had shielded priests who were predators, and then lied to the public about it. He was sentenced to prison for allowing a predatory priest suspected of sexual misconduct to continue to be in contact with children.