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Philadelphia Roman Catholic official imprisoned for child sexual abuse coverup 
NEW YORK — The highest-ranking US Roman Catholic Church hierarch to be convicted of covering up child sex allegations, Philadelphia diocese priest and monsignor William Lynn, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday.

Lynn, whose job it was to investigate reports of abuse in the archdiocese from 1992 to 2004, was found guilty of child endangerment.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, still defending itself while showing no concern for victims, issued a statement saying "fair-minded people will question the severity" of what it called a "heavy" sentence. 

The so-called "heavy" sentence comes only one day after the NCAA made its own pronouncements concerning Penn state for essentially the same kind of coverup that protected the institution's reputation at the expense of young victims of pedophile coach Jerry Sandusky. 

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