PHILADELPHIA - A judge has set bail at $250,000 for a Roman Catholic priest whose conviction in the clergy sex abuse scandal was overturned by a Pennsylvania appeals court.
Monsignor William Lynn will also have to submit to electronic monitoring and surrender his passport.
The priest is serving a three- to six-year sentence at a state prison in Waymart. He was the first church official ever convicted over his handling of abuse claims.
An appeals court threw out his case last week, saying Lynn was tried under a child-endangerment law that didn't apply to him.
On Monday, his lawyers asked Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina to release the 62-year-old priest while prosecutors appeal. Lynn did not attend the hearing.
The Philadelphia district attorney vows to restore Lynn's conviction.
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