HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Cabell County judge said Tuesday he’ll hear more testimony later this month in the case of former Marshall University student Chase Hardin.


Joseph Hardin

Hardin was expelled from Marshall last month after being indicted in connection with two alleged off-campus sexual assaults. The new charges followed a plea deal from a 2016 assault that resulted in Hardin being placed on three years probation. Prosecutors are now trying to have the probation revoked.

A handful of witnesses testified during Tuesday’s hearing. One of the alleged victims in the off-campus assaults said she’s tried to forget what happened.

“I just tried to normalize what happened to me to avoid having to deal with the issue. I like separated it from my mind. That’s why me and him never talked about it,” the woman said.

The judge ultimately decided he’ll hear more testimony July 26. Hardin may take the stand in his own defense.

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