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Ex-Major League pitcher Curtis faces new charges

Player had been hired as high school coach


12:34 PM, Aug. 15, 2012 EDT


HASTINGS, Mich. — 

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Chad Curtis is facing an additional charge in ongoing investigation into complaints about his behavior with female high school students in Michigan.

Lakewood (Lake Odessa, Mich.) hired Curtis over the winter as its head football coach for this season, but he resigned in May when the initial charges were levied. He had previously worked as athletic director at Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian High School from 2007-09.

The 43-year-old was ordered in June to stand trial on charges he inappropriately touched two students at a school where he was a volunteer strength trainer.

On Monday, Barry County prosecutors said a criminal sexual conduct count involving another female student was added.

Defense lawyer David Dodge Sr. has said his client denies any criminal wrongdoing. A message seeking comment on the additional charge was sent today by the Associated Press.

Between 1992 and 2001, Curtis played for the California Angels, Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. He won two World Series rings with the Yankees.

 

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