Fr. Edward Lawrence Ball

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Indicted in 9/92 on four counts of abuse of a minor; pled guilty to one count. Sentenced to nine months jail and five years probation. Three victims. Family of two boys settled out of court in 1994. Criminally charged in 1999 with 31 counts of sexually abusing two other boys 1979-86. Sentenced to three years in prison. Settlement of $4.2M from Diocese and Order in 6/03. On Sex Offender Registry. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. Deceased.

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