Judge upholds ex-Yankees' sex abuse conviction
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has rejected a bid by former New York Yankees player Rosendo "Rusty" Torres to set aside his conviction on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a child.
The Nassau County Court judge ruled Monday against the 66-year-old Torres.
Newsday reports Torres claimed some jurors failed to disclose that they or family members had been crime victims or had been sexually victimized.
The judge rejected the argument that jurors had acted improperly.
Torres, who lives in Massapequa (mas-uh-PEEK'-wuh), was convicted on five counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a female younger than 11. He was acquitted of sexually abusing another girl. He is to be sentenced Dec. 11.
Torres played for five major league teams beginning in 1971. He had a .212 lifetime batting average.
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Youth court for players charged with sex assault during hazing
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Seven New Jersey high school football players accused of sexually assaulting other members of their team in hazing incidents won't be tried as adults.
Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew Carey said Monday family court is the appropriate venue for the cases.
The Sayreville War Memorial High School players were arrested last month and face charges including hazing, criminal restraint and aggravated sexual assault. All are between 15 and 17 years old and haven't been publicly identified because they're minors.
The criminal complaints charge that from Sept. 19 to Sept. 29 some of the defendants held the victims against their will while others improperly touched them.
The school district canceled the football season in early October. The coaching staff has been suspended pending an investigation.