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.