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February 19, 2010
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Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Ballard Arrested for 1st degree Sexual Assault of a Child

The Lincoln Police Department has been conducting an investigation into allegations of molestation that occurred over a six year time period, from 2001 thru 2006. A 19 year old man reported that he befriended Joseph Ballard nine years ago, while Joseph served as the Director for Project Youth. Over the next several years, Joseph repeatedly subjected the boy to unwanted sexual contact.

Joseph was arrested on February 18, 2010 for 1st degree Sexual Assault and 1st degree Sexual Assault of a Child. At this time, only one victim has been indentified. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with additional information or concern is encouraged to call Lincoln Police and speak with an investigator.

Joseph K. Ballard (42)
2400 L Street #4
Lincoln, NE

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