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Former Yankees Outfielder Convicted of Sexually Abusing Girl

Rosendo "Rusty" Torres was convicted in a Nassau County court of five counts of sexual abuse Thursday

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    A former Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.

    Rosendo "Rusty" Torres was convicted in a Nassau County court of five counts of sexual abuse Thursday. He faces up to seven years in prison on each count. Sentencing is Oct. 7.

    Former Yankee Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse

    [NY] Former Yankee Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse
    Former Yankees outfielder Rusty Torres pleaded not guilty Wednesday to sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl on Long Island. Greg Cergol reports.

    Prosecutors say Torres abused a girl younger than 11 while acting as a youth baseball coach for the town of Oyster Bay. They say he abused her in spring 2012 during baseball practice sessions in nearby Plainview.

    Torres' attorney says he plans to appeal.

    Ex-Yankee Accused of Child Sex Abuse

    [NY] Ex-Yankee Accused of Child Sex Abuse
    A Long Island community is stunned by sex abuse allegations against a former member of the Yankees. Gus Rosendale reports.

    The 65-year-old Torres was acquitted of abusing a second girl younger than 11.

    Torres played for five major league teams from 1971 to 1980. He had a .212 lifetime batting average.