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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Former Temple News EIC linked to child molestation

Former Temple News Editor-in-Chief and Temple alumnus Bill Conlin has been accused of sexually molesting four children between the ages of 7-12 in the 1970′s.

In a Philadelphia Inquirer article published Tuesday, Conlin is described as molesting three young girls and a young boy, all family members and friends of Conlin’s children.

Conlin, 77, resigned from his positon as columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News amid the allegations on Tuesday. Conlin had worked at the Daily News for more than 40 years and was the 2011 recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America, presented at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Conlin is a 1961 graduate of Temple and an award-winning former EIC of The Temple News. He was recently selected for the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award and the School of Communications and Theater Hall of Fame.

Conlin declined to comment on the accusations through his lawyer on Tuesday.

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