HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A former Marshall University student entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment on Tuesday on four sexual assault charges filed against him.

Joseph Hardin, 22, appeared in Cabell County court after he was accused of sexually assaulting two students off-campus in September and October of 2018.


Joseph Hardin

Hardin, who was recently expelled from Marshall, had the 2018 charges filed against him while he was out on probation for a separate case in 2016 on the campus of Marshall.

In that case, Hardin was charged with sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room.

In 2017, Hardin entered a Kennedy plea to a lesser charge of battery in the case and was given probation.

Hardin’s attorney said his client will not be taking a plea in the new charges.

He is set to be back in court on July 2 for a final probation revocation hearing in the 2016 case.