Former priest accused of sexual assault heads to trial


Sept. 9, 2019

A former priest accused of sexual assault will head to trial on Monday. William Nolan is facing six counts of sexual assault.

One of charges is for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old alter boy in 2006.

According to investigators, the former alter boy told them the assaults allegedly happened over five years, when Nolen was serving at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson.

A Janesville man also accused Nolan of assualting him in 2009, but after police investigated, they didn’t find enough evidence to support that accusation.

Before being accused, Nolan served in Madison’s Queen of Peace parish

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