Fr. Norman G. Balthazar
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL
Initially charged in 1991 in Tampa with soliciting a lewd act from a male undercover police officer. Charges dismissed by court. Sent for therapy and returned to ministry. Diocese paid $75K in 2010 to a man claiming abuse by Balthazar at Christ the King in Tampa in the early 1980s when he was 17. Settlement not revealed until 1/11. Per Tampa police, in 2002 a man accused Balthazar and another priest of sexually assaulting him in 1971 at age 9. State did not press charges.
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