Ex-softball coach from Nyack College in Rockland takes deal in sex case

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Former college softball coach charged with sex abuse

SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. -- A former women's softball coach at a suburban Christian college has taken a plea deal after being charged with improperly touching players.

Defense attorney David Goldstein says Saturday Kurt Ludwigsen pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts of forcible touching earlier this month.

Prosecutors had charged the 44-year-old married father of two with nearly 200 counts, accusing him of kissing, touching and sexually harassing players.

Goldstein says the Ridgewood, N.J., man will have to complete three years of probation and community service.

He says his client won't have to register as a sex offender.

In an ongoing civil lawsuit against Nyack College, players claim Ludwigsen also invited them to get life coaching from an adult film star.