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Baseball star Lenny Dykstra charged with indecent exposure

August 25, 2011 |  9:04 pm

Lenny Dykstra Baseball star Lenny Dykstra was charged with two counts of indecent exposure involving women who responded to housekeeping ads he had placed on Craigslist, authorities said Thursday.

When the women arrived to meet Dykstra, 48, he allegedly told them the job required them to give massages and then exposed himself, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said in a statement.

The charges stemmed from alleged incidents between 2009 and April, according to the city attorney's office. Dykstra is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 7 in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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

In June, he was charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with nearly two dozen felony counts connected to a scheme to get luxury cars and possession of cocaine, human growth hormone and Ecstasy.

The charges came a month after Dykstra was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice for allegedly hiding more than $40,000 in property that should have gone to his creditors, authorities said.

The  New Yorker magazine once dubbed Dystra "baseball's most improbable post-career success story."


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