I am writing in support of William Lynch, currently on trial in Santa Clara County for the alleged assault of Jerold Lindner.
Lindner has been accused by many people of molesting them along with Will, his younger brother and many other children including his own sister, nieces and nephew.
Like Will, I was a victim of sexual abuse as a child; mine at the hands of a family member. Will and I had different experiences and different reactions to those experiences. However, when I read of his case and saw the interview he gave to the San Jose Mercury News, I recognized his pain as my own. The feelings he has grown up with, of shame, self-hatred and unworthiness, are the same I have struggled to overcome since childhood.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, in his election night victory speech, just one month after the alleged assault and 4½ months prior to Will’s arrest, proclaimed justice would be “our guide, our inspiration, and our hallmark. Because only through a just process, and a justice-oriented approach, can we achieve just results.”
I would ask Mr. Rosen what justice would be served by convicting Will Lynch. Even if he is guilty of the alleged assault, he is no threat to society. Lindner’s minor injuries have long since healed.
Will, even though he has overcome so much, has scars that will last a lifetime. Justice will only come when this case is dismissed or Will is found NOT GUILTY. Will should not be put in jail by the State of California. He was imprisoned a long time ago by Father Jerold Lindner. It is time to set him free.
Friday, June 29, is likely to be the last day of testimony. If you can attend the trial at the San Jose Hall of Justice to show support for Will, please do. For more information about Will's case, the history of Father Lindner or to make a donation to Will's legal fund, please go to http://www.facebook.com/williamlynchlegaldefensefund or http://williamlynchdefensefund.com/.