April 18, 2012
Retired baseball star Dykstra jailed for lewd conductAdditional federal charges could lead to long sentence
By QMI AGENCY
Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Wednesday to 270 days in jail and 36 months probation stemming from charges he exposed himself to five women who responded to his ads seeking an assistant or housekeeper.
One woman told authorities the former New York Mets star held a knife and forced her to massage him, prosecutors said.
Dykstra, 49, pleaded no contest to charges of lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said.
The charges were unrelated to two other cases against Dykstra, who was sentenced to three years in prison in March on grand theft auto charges.
Last year, a grand jury indicted Dykstra on bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice charges, accusing him of stealing or destroying $400,000 in property. He is expected to stand trial case later this year.
A highlight of Dykstra's career was a game-winning home run for the Mets in Game 3 of the NL championship series.