Prominent coach faces more citations

Prominent Lincoln youth sports figure Joseph Ballard faces additional citations.  Ballard was issued two citations Monday for third degree Sexual Assault of a Child. Both male victims were 12 years old when they were allegedly inappropriately fondled by Ballard in 2008 during overnight stays at Ballard’s residence. More youth are being interviewed.
Ballard was originally arrested February 18th for 1st degree Sexual Assault and 1st degree Sexual Assault of a Child after a 19 year old man reported that he had been assaulted by Ballard from 2001-2007.
The latest citations were issued to Ballard in jail.  He’s been in custody since his February 18th arrest. Anyone with additional information or concern is encouraged to call Lincoln Police at 441-7204 and speak with an investigator.
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