Key hearing in Philadelphia priest-abuse case
Today could prove a key day in court for a Philadelphia monsignor charged with endangering children by transferring predator priests.
Monsignor William Lynn will ask a judge to limit testimony at the March trial to evidence about his three co-defendants — two priests and a former teacher charged with raping the same boy.
Prosecutors want to include accusations made against many other priests to show Lynn routinely kept child molesters on the job.
Lynn, 61, is the first U.S. church official ever charged criminally for his administrative actions. He faces more than a decade in prison if convicted.