Warrants: Ex-UNCW swim coach confessed to sexual activities with underage girl

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN/WWAY) — Warrants released Friday shed light on the relationship a Raleigh and former UNCW swim coach had with an underage girl before his arrest on child sex crime charges.

Nicholas John Walkotten, 32, faces one count of indecent liberties with a child and four counts statutory sex offense with a child under or equal to the age of 15.

He was arrested Aug. 16.

The victim told investigators she secretly met Walkotten on the morning of Aug. 1 in a parking lot at the Durant Nature Preserve where they spent time in his vehicle together.

While in his vehicle, Walkotten kissed her on the lips, digitally penetrated and performed oral sex on her, warrants state.

When Walkotten dropped the victim off near her house, the victim’s father witnessed her getting out of the vehicle.

The victim’s parents questioned her as Walkotten sent her a text.

Walkotten join UNCW’s staff in 2014, according to a post on UNCWSports.com. The story said he was an All-American swimmer at South Carolina and had previously spent four years as assistant director of competitive swimming at the YMCA of the Triangle Area. A university spokeswoman says Walkotten worked at UNCW from Aug. 27, 2014, until May 16, 2015.

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