Chad Curtis, a former Major League outfielder, was sentenced to seven to 15 years in jail for sexually assaulting three teenage girls while working as a coach at a Michigan high school in 2012. Curtis was found guilty in August.
Curtis maintains the three girls in question lied. From the AP:
He described himself as a Christian servant and said he and one of the victims “could write a book together someday, and it could have a positive impact on a lot of people.”
Curtis was accused of touching a 15-year-old female student inappropriately on the buttocks. He also was accused of fondling the breasts of a 16-year-old student.
Meanwhile Barry County Circuit Judge Amy McDowell described Curtis as a “predator,” adding:
“You certainly are a threat to any community you get into.”
Curtis last played in the Majors in 2001 with the Yankees.