Chad Curtis, 44, former MLB outfielder who played from 1992–2001, most notably for the New York Yankees, was found guilty in a West Michigan courtroom on August 16 “on charges that he inappropriately touched three teenage girls.”
Last year, while Curtis was a volunteer weight-room strength trainer at Lakewood High School in Mich., he was accused of inappropriately touching two 15-year-old girls. A third girl, 16-years-old, also came forward to accuse Curtis of inappropriately touching and fondling her in 2011.
"We give these young ladies so much credit for their courage," Barry County Prosecutor Julie Nakfoor-Pratt told MLive.com after the verdict.
"It took a lot of courage to testify. This has been such a long road for them. This is a step in the healing process for them."
At his arraignment in 2012, Curtis stated that he was innocent of any criminal wrong doing. Prior to those teen sex accusations, Curtis was in line for becoming the football coach at Lakewood High School.
In addition to the Yankees, Chad Curtis also played for the California Angels, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers.
Over his MLB career, Curtis had a .264 batting average and hit 101 home runs.
Chad Curtis will be back in court on September 26 for sentencing on those six counts of criminal sexual conduct.
For more on the arrest of Chad Curtis, see the video accompanying this article.
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