Former Petaluma Softball Coach Faces 94 Sex-Related Charges in New York
Kurt Ludwigsen, 43, a man who coach softball for more than 10 years in Sonoma County, is now being accused of almost 100 sex-related offenses involving players at Nyack College, about 20 miles north of New York City. Ludwigsen was fired last month, and arrested by Nyack Police last week. He plead not guilty at his arraignment on Monday to 94 counts of forcible touching of another’s sexual parts and harassment involving unwanted physical contact involving 13 of his players at Nyack College. According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Ludwigsen was investigated by Petaluma police in 2013 after reports surfaced of inappropriate behavior involving teenage softball players. The allegations reportedly suggested misdemeanor sexual annoying or harassing a minor, which has a one-year statute of limitations. Ultimately, he was never charged in Sonoma County.