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Plea agreement filed in case against former Huntington coach facing child seduction charges

Nicholas Johnson is facing child seduction charges stemming from an alleged relationship with a...
Nicholas Johnson is facing child seduction charges stemming from an alleged relationship with a teen while he was a track coach.(WPTA)
Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 2:02 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WPTA) - Court documents show a plea agreement has been filed in the case against a man facing child seduction charges stemming from an alleged relationship with a teen while he was a track coach.

Probable cause documents allege that Nicholas E. Johnson used someone else’s identity to establish a relationship with a teenage girl with whom he later had sexual contact while he was working as a Huntington University track and cross country coach. The university said Johnson is no longer employed there.

Johnson was originally charged with four felonies: two counts of child seduction, kidnapping, and identity deception.

A plea agreement filed in the case shows Johnson intends to plead guilty to the charge of identity deception. The agreement requests a cap of 180 days on the executed sentence and also requests that a no-contact order be issued for the victim. The agreement must still be accepted by a judge, and if it is, he could be sentenced to between six months and 2 1/2 years. His next hearing is set for Feb. 7.

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