Former MLB Outfielder Chad Curtis Sentenced for Sexual Abuse

Judge calls the former Yankees team member a predator during sentencing

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Former major league baseball player Chad Curtis appears in court for his sentencing on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Hastings, Mich.

New York Yankees’ ex-outfielder Chad Curtis was sentenced Thursday to seven to 15 years in prison for sexual abuse by a Michigan circuit judge who called him a predator and a community threat.

Curtis, whose career spans from 1992 to 2001 and includes two World Series wins with the New York Yankees, was convicted of six counts of criminal sexual conduct in August. During a stint volunteering as a weight trainer at a Barry County high school,  the ex-MLB star inappropriately touched three teenage girls.

Two 15-year-olds said he touched their buttocks while a 16-year-old girl said he touched and kissed her breasts. The 44-year-old told the court Thursday that the three girls lied, while calling himself a Christian servant.

During his decade in Major League Baseball Curtis played for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, then-California Angels, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.



so 3 teenage girls say they were touched and that is enough to send this guy to prison?   hmmm,  i believe they already made a movie about something similar to this!  I hope to god there is grounds for an appeal. Something smells afoul, but as usual, stories like this disclose only info that makes men look guilty



it's not like they just said it and *poof* he went to jail. there was a trial. trials are based on evidence. there's a lot more to it than you're incredibly overly-simplistic analysis acknowledges



That is where you are misinformed. The only evidence they had was the word of 3 teenage girls, one who admitted to having a crush on him, and sending him texts about them having a "thing". She also admits Curtis rebuffed the idea by saying "I don't want my kids to see me in jail". There were 2 other girls the Prosecution found (paid) to say he had done the same thing to them, and the only "eyewitness" was the Principle at the school who was also directly related to one of the accusers, who SAID he told Curtis he needed to leave the door open when working with the kids in the training room, but was unaware of any misconduct, he had witnessed Curtis applying ice to one of the girls hip. The bottom line is: Had this of been about anything other than the alleged touching of a teenage girl, he would have gone home and not to prison. Period! Subject Matter is what sent this man to prison, because there was an astounding lack of evidence. There were no texts, recordings, videos, emails, chat transcripts, etc to prove anything. 


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