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Last Name. Share this. Follow Ballotpedia. Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was a case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on November 4,during the court's October term. In a unanimous ruling, the court reversed The action of an appellate court overturning a lower court's decision.
More than three years after his release from state prison, Monor William Lynn is scheduled to face a familiar, but unwelcome sight: a Philadelphia jury.
Lynn, the first U. While he was secretary for clergy, city prosecutors say Lynn recommended the Archdiocese of Philadelphia transfer a priest, who had been credibly accused of abusing children, to St. Jerome parish in Northeast Philadelphia. And that priest, Edward Avery, sexually molested a year-old altar boy there in the late s.
The list will cover abuse allegations against former priests Robert Brennan and Nicholas R. Cudemo, as well as the late Rev. Michael Bolesta. All three men are named in a grand jury report released under former District Attorney Lynne Abraham.
Blessington, the prosecutor, said Wednesday that he expects to call Avery, who was released from prison, to the witness stand.
There is a gag order in the Lynn case barring attorneys from speaking directly to the media, but they have been speaking at preliminary court hearings. Lynn was released on bail in August after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court essentially vacated his conviction.
It is widely expected that another conviction would — at most — send Lynn back to prison for a few months, leaving some legal experts to question the value of a second trial.
The diocese launched its compensation program in February. Those wishing to apply had to do so by mid-May.
New court ruling may help older clergy abuse claims proceed. A Pennsylvania court has ruled that an evolving legal landscape means a woman can pursue her lawsuit claiming church officials worked to conceal her alleged molestation. Australian cardinal sentenced to prison for child sex abuse.
The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced in an Australian court to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys more than 20 years ago. Lynn served nearly three years of a year sentence before he was released.
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