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Ex-school board member Halle charged with sexual assault

Former Butler school board member William “Bill” Halle was charged Tuesday, May 30, with sexual assault of a 17-year-old who he employed and counseled at the Net Outreach Center in Butler.

Halle, 58, is charged by city police with four felonies, including sexual assault by a volunteer or employee of a nonprofit, corruption of minors, criminal use of communication facility and criminal solicitation with the notation of sexual assault by a volunteer or employee of a nonprofit.

The charges were filed nearly one month after Butler County Common Pleas Judge S. Michael Yeager issued a temporary sexual violence protection order that claimed Halle had a sexual relationship the minor.

According to charging documents, a ChildLine report was filed May 1 saying Halle was seen being intimate with the 17-year-old while sitting on a street curb near the minor’s home in Butler Township.

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