Softball coach at Christian college in Rockland County facing more sex abuse charges

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Jim Dolan reports from Nyack. (WABC)

A former softball coach at a Christian college in Rockland County has been slapped with six more counts of sexually abusing 13 players.

43-year-old Kurt Ludwigsen, who was already facing a slew of charges for improper sexual contact, was fired from his job at Nyack College last month.

Ludwigsen came to court Monday to plead not guilty to six new counts against him for improper physical contact with female players he coached on a college softball team.

The total number of charges stands at 100 now, including at least 44 counts of forcible touching, and one count of sexual abuse.

Ludwigsen was only hired by Nyack College in September. He was fired in March after parents of several players on the team complained, both to the school and the local police, that he kissed and groped the young women.

The Christian college and seminary instructed students not to discuss the allegations with the media out of respect for the fourteen victims.

In Ludwigsen's neighborhood, most people know of the allegations.

"Everyone knows, but they're not talking about it. Kind of a delicate topic," said Amanda, a neighbor.

Ludwigsen and his family were not at home Monday night, and Ludwigsen wasn't talking.

"They hired you they trusted you...you have nothing to say?" Eyewitness News asked.


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