“Priest’s lawyers argue endangerment charge does not apply,” by Nancy Phillips, Inquirer Staff Writer, June 6, 2011.
Excerpt: “The judge scheduled a July hearing for arguments on whether prosecutors erred in charging Lynn with child endangerment, an offense that his lawyers said did not apply to his conduct. Under Pennsylvania law, child endangerment charges may be brought against parents, guardians or people who are “supervising the welfare of children,” his lawyers said in court papers.
Lynn, whose job it was to review allegations against priests accused of sex abuse and recommending new assignments, was too far removed from children for the statute to apply, said the lawyers, Thomas A. Bergstrom and Jeffrey M. Lindy.”
I love how they also argued for shore vacation time. Really? I’m sure the sand is nice and hot in hell.