PHILADELPHIA – A Roman Catholic church official could again seek bail after a Pennsylvania appeals court refused to review a ruling that throws out his child-endangerment conviction.
Monsignor William Lynn has been in and out of prison as appeals courts have split on the validity of his 2012 conviction.
The 65-year-old Lynn is the first U.S. church supervisor ever charged over his role in the alleged cover-up of priest sexual abuse.
The jury found he endangered an altar boy by moving a known pedophile priest to the boy's parish.
Lynn has served more than two years of a three-to-six-year sentence.
The state Superior Court on Wednesday says it won't review a December decision that overturned the conviction.
Defense lawyer Thomas Bergstrom says he will likely seek bail.
Prosecutors will consider another appeal.