Chad Curtis won't seek new sentence for sex crimes - WNEM TV 5

Chad Curtis won't seek new sentence for sex crimes

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HASTINGS, MI (AP) -

Former Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis won't gamble and will stick with a minimum prison sentence of seven years for criminal sexual conduct.

Under new sentencing procedures, he was entitled to return to court for a new sentence. But The Grand Rapids Press says Curtis withdrew the request in a court filing Monday.

It's possible that Barry County Judge Amy McDowell could have ordered a longer punishment now that sentencing guidelines aren't mandatory.

Young women said they were inappropriately touched by Curtis when they were students at Lakewood High School in western Michigan. He was a volunteer coach in the weight room.

The 47-year-old Curtis is eligible for parole in four years. He played for six teams, including the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.

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