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Former Huntington coach appears in court Wednesday

Nicholas Johnson, former cross-country and track coach for Huntington University, was denied his request to have his trial moved out of Huntington County. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A former Huntington University cross-country coach accused of touching some of his female student-athletes inappropriately appeared in court Wednesday.

Nicholas Johnson appeared in court Wednesday, but was released after posting a $1,000 cash bond.

Johnson faces charges sexual battery and battery. Three former Huntington student-athletes claim Johnson inappropriately touched them, manipulated them, and injected them with substances.

A judge at Johnson’s hearing ordered him to stay away from his accusers. Future court dates have not been announced.