Former Huntington University track coach charged

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Former Huntington University women’s running coach Nicholas Johnson is charged with felony sexual battery and a misdemeanor battery charge.

Johnson pled guilty to identity deception last year in a separate case.

Two former Huntington student-athletes filed a federal lawsuit against the 33-year-old, saying he raped them and provided drugs to the cross-country athletes.

His wife, Lauren, and assistant coach Curtis Hines were also named in the lawsuit as the athletes say both knew of the doping program.

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