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December 14, 2002 | Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer
During 16 years at Loyola High School, Father Jerold Lindner was admired as an energetic teacher exceptionally devoted to his students. Superiors lauded him as the model of "a Christian educator." A colleague in the English department nominated him as "chairman for life." Others outside the school say they knew a different Lindner.
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July 12, 2012 | By Maria L. LaGanga, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The Santa Clara County district attorney said Wednesday that he would not refile a misdemeanor assault charge against William Lynch, the San Francisco man acquitted of three other charges stemming from a 2010 attack on the priest he said had molested him. "We have heard the jury," Dist. Atty. Jeff Rosen said in a statement. "We believe it is unlikely that a new jury would render a substantially different decision. " Lynch was acquitted of felony assault and felony elder abuse on July 5, despite admitting that he had attacked Father Jerold Lindner.
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June 21, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN JOSE - When the jury in Department 34 of Santa Clara County Superior Court finally sits down to deliberate, the main question facing the nine men and three women sounds simple: Just who is the victim here? William Lynch, 45, is accused of tracking down Father Jerold Lindner on May 10, 2010, and assaulting him at his Jesuit retirement home. Witnesses testified during the preliminary hearing that Lynch had punched and kicked the elderly priest, yelling: "You ruined my life. Turn yourself in. You molested me. " Lynch and his younger brother sued the Society of Jesus, Lindner's order, 15 years ago, alleging that the priest had raped them and forced them to have sex with each other when Lynch was 7 and his brother 4. The case was settled for $625,000, and Lindner was removed from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, where he had been teaching.
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June 21, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN JOSE - When the jury in Department 34 of Santa Clara County Superior Court finally sits down to deliberate, the main question facing the nine men and three women sounds simple: Just who is the victim here? William Lynch, 45, is accused of tracking down Father Jerold Lindner on May 10, 2010, and assaulting him at his Jesuit retirement home. Witnesses testified during the preliminary hearing that Lynch had punched and kicked the elderly priest, yelling: "You ruined my life. Turn yourself in. You molested me. " Lynch and his younger brother sued the Society of Jesus, Lindner's order, 15 years ago, alleging that the priest had raped them and forced them to have sex with each other when Lynch was 7 and his brother 4. The case was settled for $625,000, and Lindner was removed from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, where he had been teaching.
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July 12, 2012 | By Maria L. LaGanga, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The Santa Clara County district attorney said Wednesday that he would not refile a misdemeanor assault charge against William Lynch, the San Francisco man acquitted of three other charges stemming from a 2010 attack on the priest he said had molested him. "We have heard the jury," Dist. Atty. Jeff Rosen said in a statement. "We believe it is unlikely that a new jury would render a substantially different decision. " Lynch was acquitted of felony assault and felony elder abuse on July 5, despite admitting that he had attacked Father Jerold Lindner.
OPINION
June 24, 2012
Re "Trial starts for man who beat priest over alleged molestation," June 21 Being a spiritual but not a religious person, I never could swallow the concept of heaven and hell. However, after reading John Lynch's story, I now know that those two little boys experienced their own personal hell by coming face to face with the devil in the form of Father Jerold Lindner, who was accused of molestation by more than a dozen people. As far as I am concerned, the wrong man - Lynch, who allegedly assaulted the elderly Lindner - is on trial.
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October 13, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A support group for victims of clergy abuse is pressuring Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to step down as honorary chairman of a benefit gala honoring a Jesuit leader whom they allege has protected priests accused of molestation. In letters to the mayor in August and this week, Survivors Network for Those Abused by Priests asked Villaraigosa to disassociate himself from the Oct. 22 event at Union Station honoring Father Thomas H.
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May 14, 2003 | Stephen Gillers, Stephen Gillers is vice dean and professor of law at the New York University School of Law.
By many accounts, General Motors' C/K pickup truck is a dangerous vehicle, prone to fiery crashes and explosion. More than 700 people have burned to death in fires triggered by C/K crashes since the truck was introduced in the 1970s. But if it were left to GM, the public wouldn't know anything about that. In fact, the company spent years paying off victims and their families through secret court settlements meant to ensure that the details of those cases never emerged.
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July 6, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN JOSE - A jury has found a San Francisco man not guilty of felony assault and felony elder abuse, despite his admission that he attacked the priest accused of molesting him nearly four decades ago. The 10-man, two-woman panel also said Thursday that William Lynch was not guilty of misdemeanor elder abuse in the 2010 attack on Father Jerold Lindner. The 67-year-old Catholic priest has been linked to more than a dozen alleged victims - including his own nieces, nephew and sister - but never has been brought to trial because the statute of limitations in every case had run out. The jury was split on a final charge against Lynch: misdemeanor assault.
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December 14, 2002 | Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer
During 16 years at Loyola High School, Father Jerold Lindner was admired as an energetic teacher exceptionally devoted to his students. Superiors lauded him as the model of "a Christian educator." A colleague in the English department nominated him as "chairman for life." Others outside the school say they knew a different Lindner.
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