Priest Abuse Trial

May 19, 2012 - 3:15 PM
FILE - In this April 4, 2002 file photo, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua announces at a news conference in Philadelphia, the appointment of a panel of lay persons, professionals and legal experts to review the Philadelphia archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse allegations against its priests. Bevilacqua died days before damning evidence was found at the Philadelphia archdiocese he led, and weeks before his top aide went on trial on child-endangerment charges. After a 10-week trial, jurors this week may be asked to decide whether Monsignor William Lynn should go to prison for helping the archdiocese hide abuse complaints in locked archives at the archdiocese. Or whether, as the defense argues, Lynn is merely a scapegoat for the all-powerful cardinal. (AP Photo/Brad C. Bower, File)