Priest's sex abuse cover-up conviction overturned
A US appeals court has overturned the conviction of a high-ranking Catholic church official foudn guilty last year of covering up a child sex abuse scandal.
Monsignor William Lynn was convicted in June, 2012, of endangering the welfare of a child by re-assigning a priest with a history of sexual abuse to a Philadelphia parish that was unaware of his past.
Lynn was sentenced to a three-to-six-year prison term.
A Superior Court of Pennsylvania appeals panel reversed his conviction and ordered Lynn discharged from prison.