According to The New York Times, a Philadelphia judge Tuesday sentenced Monsignor William J. Lynn, former aide to Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, to three to six years in prison .
According to the Associated Press, Judge M. Teresa Sarmina told Lynn at sentencing that he enabled "monsters in clerical garb... to destroy the souls of children, to whom you turned a hard heart."
Lynn was found guilty in June of one count of endangering a child but was acquitted of conspiracy and a second count of endangerment.
Lynn's lawyers reportedly plan to appeal his conviction.
Read more about the sentencing and the trial here.