According to CBS New York, former Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis has been sentenced to 7-15 years in prison for sexually assaulting teenage girls. Curtis was working as a substitute teacher and weight-room coach at Lakewood (Mich.) High School during the assaults.
Barry County Circuit Judge Amy McDowell referred to Curtis as a “predator” and told the former World Series champion “You certainly are a threat to any community you get into.”
He reportedly fondled and kissed the breasts of a 16-year old female student and inappropriately touched the buttocks of two 15-year olds.
Curtis was originally found guilty on Aug. 16, but maintained his innocence even during his sentencing hearing on Thursday. Again, this is according to CBS New York:
[Curtis] told [Judge Amy] McDowell Thursday that the three victims lied. 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.”
Now 44 years old, Curtis will be in prison until he is at least 51.
[H/T CBS Sports]