A former softball coach at a Christian college in Nyack, N.Y., has been charged with 94 counts of harassment and accused of forcibly touching his players, as reported by The New York Daily News.
Kurt G. Ludwigsen, also known as Kurt Vogner, was fired in March for preying on his players after less than nine months on the job as the softball coach for Nyack College.
He was arraigned Monday.
By the time of his arraignment on the misdemeanor charges, the number of counts had grown after police interviewed 20 of his former softball players.
Arriving at the small Protestant school with a vast resume, he was arrested after 13 former female players alleged inappropriate behavior between October 2014 and March of this year.
Ludwigsen’s next hearing is scheduled for May 11.
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