Fr. William A. Nolan

Ordained: 1985
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

Police report filed in 4/18 said Nolan repeatedly sexually assaulted a boy 2006-10, when the boy was ages 13-17 and Nolan was assigned to St. Joseph’s in Fort Atkinson. Nolan retired at age 64 in 2007, citing a heart condition. In residence at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Madison when arrested 5/17/18. Previous assignments included parishes in Watertown, Madison and Cambridge; also St. John Vianney in Janesville under Rev. Gerald Vosen, who was later successfully sued for child sex abuse. New investigation reported 5/22/18 of sexual misconduct toward an adult male in Janesville in 2009. Janesville police contacted the diocese about Nolan in 2015 after a friend of the man alleging misconduct in 2009 contacted them with concerns. Pled not guilty in 7/18. Found not guilty at trial in 9/19. In 3/18 Review Board deemed allegations not credible. Returned to status as a retired priest in good standing.

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