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Lenny Dykstra pleads no contest to lewd conduct, assault

April 18, 2012 | 12:28 pm

Lenny DykstraFormer baseball star Lenny Dykstra pleaded no contest to charges of lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon involving women who responded to housekeeping ads he placed on Craigslist, authorities said Wednesday.

He pleaded no contest to one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of lewd conduct, both misdemeanors. The lewd conduct charge was a result of him exposing himself to the women, authorities said. He was sentenced to 36 months of probation and three months in L.A. County Jail.

Dykstra, 48, allegedly told the women that one of the requirements of the job was to give him a massage, during which he would expose himself. During one of those incidents, in July 2010, he allegedly held a knife to the throat of one of the women, authorities said, and forced her to massage him.

He was ordered to stay away from the five victims in the case.

Raised in Garden Grove, center fielder Dykstra helped the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series.



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Photo: Lenny Dykstra in New York in 2008. Credit: Getty Images