But Lindy countered that he would argue the same way for any defendant convicted on the same charges as Lynn and accused the prosecution of attempting to exploit the high-profile nature of the case.
Blessington replied that he was "sick, sore and disgusted with defense counsel speaking for me," saying he would have requested bail revocation no matter how little or how much press was surrounding the case.
Sarmina questioned how the defense could be sure that Lynn wouldn't attempt to flee if allowed to go free on bail, citing the "myriad cases" she's presided over in which defendants failed to show up for sentencing after assuring her they would be there.
Lindy answered that the "past is prologue," citing the fact that Lynn's been under investigation for more than 10 years and has yet to flee.
"He's been living under the sword of Damocles for 10 years or more and he hasn't gone anywhere," Lindy said.
Lindy further argued that Lynn also did not pose a threat to the community, since he was convicted only of being an accomplice to a crime.
"He was not the one who did the touching," Lindy said.
But Blessington called that argument "insulting to every child who has ever been molested anywhere."
When Sarmina indicated that she was leaning toward revoking Lynn's bail, Lindy requested house arrest, saying Lynn could either stay with his sister in Reading or his brother-in-law's mother in Philadelphia.
At one point, Brennan's attorney, William Brennan, began to argue in favor of Lynn receiving house arrest, but Sarmina stopped him, asking, "Are you on the archdiocese's payroll now?"