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SEP 17, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. priest appeals conviction in sex abuse case

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Attorneys for the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic church official convicted in a child sex abuse scandal asked an appeals court on Tuesday to overturn the ruling because the law he was prosecuted under was not in place at the time of his crimes. An attorney for Monsignor William Lynn said the Philadelphia District Attorney's office acknowledged in its brief to the court that Lynn's conviction was "ex post facto," Latin for after the fact. ...

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