Chad Curtis, Former Angels Outfielder, Shares His Sex Assault Story from Michigan Prison

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Chad Curtis--who was a spark plug for what was then the California Angels of the early 1990s and also spent his 10-year career with the Tigers, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Indians, Yankees and Rangers--is not sitting in a dugout these days but the Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, Michigan.

That's where the 45-year-old, married father of six and devout Christian has been since October, after being convicted of sexually assaulting multiple underage girls.

Chad Curtis, Former Angels Outfielder, Accused of Inappropriate Touching of Girl Students

Greg Hanlon has a fascinating story on the Sports on Earth site titled "Sins of the Preacher" that puts the whole Curtis saga in full-frontal context. Give it a read with your morning java or lunchtime PB&J.

Curtis followed his Major League Baseball career by becoming a volunteer in Middle America high school gyms, where he helped student-athletes of both sexes reach their full potential (and hear his proselytizing). What landed him in prison were, shall we say, intimate massages of females as young as freshmen on a Michigan campus.

He says it was cure their aches and pains, but even his defenders have got to wonder why he performed these services in a windowless room off the main training room--and why he had to massage the girls' bare breasts and asses.

The girls themselves certainly wondered about that, which led to the criminal case against Curtis. The former baller points Hanlon to the ABC Family show Pretty Little Liars to inform on his opinion of his accusers.

The thing is, the pretty little liars of the television show are all friends in the same grade. Those who made the allegations against Curtis came from different classes and even different schools. (He'd been kicked out of couple before landing at the last one, for reasons no one has been able to explain.)

Further, his first accuser was famously ostracized when she came forward. It wasn't a level of fame anyone would seek, most certainly not a girl at an age where one is hyper-sensitive about how they are viewed by their peers. Given this, why would the others come forward also?

Don't worry, Curtis gets plenty of opportunity to state his case in the piece, so if you wondered like I did about how the onetime Halo with the Haloest Halo of them all wound up where he has, now you can find out the answer.

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26 comments
Heather McCoy
Heather McCoy

Really Keren that's confusing to you? He's a male that is older who has a ton of body weight more then they do and psychical strength. They where scared of what comes next.

Keren Leigh
Keren Leigh

@dick von zombieslayer You are absolutely right morals don't come from religion

Keren Leigh
Keren Leigh

I'm sorry, girls "wondered why he had to massage their bare breasts" but let him anyway? Are they stupid?

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

Josh- He was mocking Christians and you took the bait.

Josh English
Josh English

WTF are you saying?! Did you read the article? He assaulted young girls! True Christians don't do things like that. I would reexamine your beliefs.

Victoria Barragan
Victoria Barragan

That's just sad. Justice was served by finding him guilty. Hope his appeal gets him nowhere.

Wineo Lopez
Wineo Lopez

I got kids OC Weekly I can't read that...but ugh God told him too do it huh??...that's crazy I thought God was busy trying to get WEED legalized, oh no wait that was just sum Mexican dude named Jesus wit a petition form in front of Food 4 Less...Lol

Tina Marie Alvarez
Tina Marie Alvarez

obviously a story printed only to bash the fact that he claims to be a Christian, and no other point to it. way to alienate a sect of your readers. adios.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

If you read the story, you'll realize he's using his religious beliefs as cover for his crimes.

Wineo Lopez
Wineo Lopez

Guess that's how tha angels roll... go tigers

Dàrth Pöwers
Dàrth Pöwers

Imagine if he was an atheist how bad he would be. Thank gawd he is a devout Christian #glory

Heather McCoy
Heather McCoy

Christian creep... I bet he uses his Christianity to advocate against LGBT people. Who is the pervert now lol?

Dick Von ZombieSlayer
Dick Von ZombieSlayer

What the fuck does "devout christian" have to do with anything?! Is it supposed to give him some sort of god credit. Fuck that pedophile douche nozzle. Morals do not come from religion.

Raffi Zaki
Raffi Zaki

guess he wasn't an "Angel" after all

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

There are some creepy pastors, but all the pastors I've had over the years have been pretty good guys, who have helped a lot of people.  

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