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Former major league baseball player Chad Curtis sentenced to prison

Chad Curtis mugshot
Chad Curtis mugshot

HASTINGS, MI (WTVB) - Former Detroit Tiger and New York Yankee Chad Curtis will be wearing a uniform with a different kind of stripes for at least 7 years and up to 15 years. Curtis is now in prison after his conviction and yesterday, his sentencing for inappropriately touching several young girls at Lakewood High School in Barry County.  He claims he was just doing deep massaging techniques, and called the girls liars. But one of the girls made it clear during her victim impact statement that there was nothing therapeutic about it, that it had left her fearful of school, hurting her grades and her quality of life. 

Curtis made a rambling hour long protestation of his innocence, which seemed to annoy rather than convince the judge, who said that 7 to 15 years is what the sentencing guidelines dictate, but she would have given him more if she could.