A judge in Philadelphia sentenced Monsignor William J. Lynn to three to six years in prison Tuesday for his role in covering up the sexual abuse of children by priests, making Lynn the first U.S. Roman Catholic official to be jailed for such an offense. "You knew full well what was right, Monsignor Lynn, but you chose wrong," said Judge M. Teresa Sarmina. Lynn, who served as secretary for clergy in the 1.5 million-member archdiocese from 1992 to 2004, was convicted of one count of endangering a child in June. His lawyers promised to appeal Lynn's conviction.
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