A Superior Court Panel’s ruling that reverses the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn on charges that he sent predator priests to parishes in the Diocese of Philadelphia, where they were again in contact with children, is met with outrage. Karen Polesir is the Spokesperson for the Philadelphia region of The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests or Snap.
“He knew what he was doing. He claimed he was doing it because he was told to do it. He’s a grownup and he’s supposed to be an ethical man, so when you are told to put children in harms way, you can say no.”
Polesir is asking people to protest the decision and urges Philadelphia D.A. Seth Williams to appeal the decision. Lynn’s attorney, Thomas Bergstrom, maintains that an injustice occurred when Lynn was convicted. Bergstrom says, Lynn is an innocent man. Lynn served 18 months of a 3 to 6 year prison term.