BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A former associate head coach of the University of Maine men’s basketball team has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault and one count of unlawful sexual touching in an alleged incident involving two female university students.

Michael Burden’s attorney entered the pleas for Burden in Bangor District Court on Thursday. Burden, Goldsboro, N.J., did not appear in court.

The Bangor Daily News says Burden’s attorney, Jeffrey Silverstein, will request a jury trial on Burden’s behalf.

Burden resigned after he was charged following a May 10 incident involving two students, a 21-year-old soccer player and a 20-year-old woman. The incident allegedly took place outside an Orono night club.


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