Former MLB player Chad Curtis found guilty in sex assault case
Former MLB outfielder Chad Curtis was found guilty of sexually assaulting three teenage girls.
According to MLive.com, a Barry County jury spent only a few hours deliberating on Friday before finding Curtis guilty on six counts of criminal sexual conduct.
The charges included second-, third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Curtis was a substitute teacher at Lakewood schools and was a volunteer trainer in the school’s weight room.
Curtis performed massages on students as a part of muscle rehabilitation. Last year, two 15-year-old students accused him of inappropriately touching their buttocks. In 2011, a 16-year-old said he touched her private areas and fondled and kissed her breasts.
With Curtis being found guilty, his maximum sentence for time served is 15 years.
According to the Associated Press, Curtis, 44, played for the Angels, Tigers, Dodgers, Indians, Yankees and Rangers from 1992-2001. Curtis is known for his time with the Yankees when he won two World Series rings in 1998 and 1999.