By MARYCLAIRE DALE, AP
26 minutes ago
Lynn was convicted of felony child endangerment and is set for sentencing Aug. 13. He faces about 3-1/2 to seven years in prison. His lawyers insist he is not a flight risk. But prosecutors say at least 35 priests have fled during criminal cases, most apparently before trial.
Lynn has agreed to surrender his passport, and to waive extradition if he flees. But the judge first wants proof the Vatican will honor the waiver.
Lynn remained jailed Tuesday, pending a July 5 court date.
Read 50 years in the Church of Rome by ex-priest Charles Chiniquy
The US has good reason to believe the Vatican would be willing to hide him and the other priests...it has a habit of doing that.- Fred