Jury trial scheduled for former priest accused in child sex assault case

A jury trial is set for a retired priest accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child.

William Nolan pleaded not guilty on Thursday to 6 counts of second degree sexual assault of a child.

Nolan was arrested in May after the alleged victim, a former altar boy, told investigators about the assaults. The victim claims they happened over a five-year span from the ages of 12 to 17.

The Survivors' Network of Those Abused by Priests, also known as SNAP, says this case is an important example of why victim of these crimes should come forward.

"Survivors who come forward get the support they need and seek justice in the long run," said SNAP's Peter Isely. "They tend to be able to recover from this and be able to move on with their lives."

A judge scheduled Nolan's jury trial for November 6, 2018.

For more go to WKOW: http://www.wkow.com/story/38635243/2018/07/12/jury-trial-scheduled-for-former-priest-accused-in-child-sex-assault-case

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