Logan led a jury that convicted Lynn of one count of child endangerment and acquitted him of a second count of child endangerment and conspiracy. The jury deadlocked on both counts against Brennan: attempted rape and child endangerment.
Referring to Lynn's defense that he was just following orders from former Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Logan, an Army veteran, said he'd have taken a court-martial rather than follow unjust orders.
"I'm a human being before I'm a soldier," he said.
Logan, the only juror to face the cameras, said his heart goes out to the victims. To those disappointed with the mixed verdict, he said, it was based on the law as understood by the jurors.
"It's easy when you're on the outside looking in, and all you can hear is what the media has," he said. "But when you're on the inside . . . it's a little different."
District Attorney Seth Williams praised the conviction of Lynn, the first Catholic Church official to be convicted of enabling another priest to sexually abuse children, and said he had not yet decided whether to retry Brennan.
"This day was a long time coming," Williams said. "It is an important day for all institutional-abuse victims. It is no easy thing to overcome decades of coverup and a culture of silence. This verdict will help put an end to the blind eye and the deaf ear with which so many victims of abuse have received."
Logan said he's glad to leave the trial behind.
"I can honestly say that I never knew this building existed,"he said. "So now I'm going to make it erase again and go back to my normal life."
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