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Lenny Dykstra convicted of assault with a deadly weapon on Craigslist women

Lenny Dykstra in court in March 2012

April 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra was convicted of lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon against several women, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

Leonard "Lenny" Dykstra, 48, entered a no contest plea to one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of lewd conduct and was sentenced to 36 months probation and 90 days in jail, according to the city attorney's office.

Dykstra was also ordered to stay away from the five victims in the case and not to post or solicit on Craigslist or any other social networking site under any name, according to the city attorney's office.

Several incidents from 2009 through 2011 led to the charges. In each of the incidents, advertisements were placed by Dykstra on the Craigslist website requesting personal assistant or housekeeping services.

When the victims arrived at the locations to meet Dykstra, he would allegedly inform the women that the job also required them to give a massage and would expose himself to them, according to the city attorney's office. During one incident in July 2010, Dyskstra is accused of holding a knife and forcing the victim to massage his body.

Dykstra is currently in jail awaiting trial on federal bankruptcy charges.