It's real. The higher-up in the Roman Catholic Church who was convicted of endangering the welfare of an altar boy has been sentenced. Monsignor William J. Lynn, who did not actually sexually abuse children, was sentenced to three to six years in a state prison, reports THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER. His "crime" was that he did not protect the children from those priests who were known sex abusers.
Now, many other clergy who had or have positions of authority in the Catholic Church must be consulting with their lawyers. Any one or many of them could be dragged into court for the same sort of crimes Lynn had been convicted of. The impact on the RC brand would be huge. Also huge would be the legal costs.
We all know that those who abuse children don't fare well in prison. What we will soon find out is if those who are found guilty of not protecting children live long enough to exit prison on their own two feet instead of a box. Lynn must be terrified. He should be.