PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Roman Catholic church official convicted of child endangerment in a groundbreaking clergy-abuse trial in Philadelphia has been taken to jail.
Monsignor William Lynn is the first U.S. church official convicted of a crime for how he handled sex-abuse accusations.
The judge revoked Lynn's bail and ordered him taken into custody after he was convicted of one count of endangerment. Lynn was acquitted of another endangerment count and a conspiracy charge.
Lynn has been on leave from the church since his arrest last year. The criminal case stems from his long stint as secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004, mostly under the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (beh-vih-LAH'-kwah).
The jury could not agree on a verdict for Lynn's co-defendant, the Rev. James Brennan, who was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.
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