Retired Catholic priest found not guilty of sexual assault

William A. Nolan

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) - A retired Catholic priest in Wisconsin has been found not guilty of sexual assault of an altar boy in 2006.

A Jefferson County jury on Friday found 66-year-old William Nolan not guilty of five counts of sexual assault following a weeklong trial.

The now 26-year old accuser from California alleges Nolan had sexual contact with him as many as 100 times starting when he was a middle school student in Fort Atkinson in 2006.

WKOW-TV reports that Nolan testified that he did not have any physical contact with the boy other than a friendly hug.

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