Catholic Priest Faces Trial in Jefferson County Child Sex Crimes Case
By Dani Maxwell
June 5, 2018
Jefferson - A Jefferson County judge says there's enough probable cause for a trial in the case against the Rev. William Nolan.
The Catholic priest, 65, is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage altar boy in Fort Atkinson. Nolan was arrested in May and charged with six counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child. He was in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.
The investigating officer gave testimony, and the judge found cause to bind the case over for trial.
Ft. Atkinson Police Detective Lisa Hefty testifies the victim says when he was in seventh and eighth grade at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, he and Nolan engaged in oral sex on church property. "Also stated that it happened at the rectory, which is also located in the city of Fort Atkinson," Hefty testifies. She also testifies there was another incident at a city park.
Nolan's attorney asked Hefty to confirm Nolan denied having sex with the teen in 2006.