Fr. Bruce E. Ball

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Pled no contest in 1993 to charge of sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy during therapy session. Four known victims. Sentenced to five years prison; released in 3/96. On parole through 12/97. Laicized at his own request as of 8/11/97. Settlement of $100K. In 1993, the La Crosse diocese told Baltimore of two claims against Ball during the time he was a seminarian for La Crosse in Baltimore in the mid-1970s. Per the diocese’s list in 1/20, Ball died 9/15/02.


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