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Former Yankee Chad Curtis Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Teenage Girls

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Chad Curtis. (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Chad Curtis. (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

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HASTINGS, Mich. (AP) — Former professional baseball player Chad Curtis has been found guilty on charges that he inappropriately touched teen girls.

A jury in Barry County returned its verdict Friday following deliberations in Hastings. Curtis faces up to 15 years in prison at sentencing.

The 44-year-old Curtis was charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Prosecutors say he touched girls between the ages of 13 and 16 last year when he was a volunteer weight room strength trainer at an area high school.

Between 1992 and 2001, Curtis played for the then-California Angels, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. He won two World Series rings with the Yankees.

Defense lawyer David Dodge had said Curtis denied any criminal wrongdoing.

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