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Former MLB Player Lenny Dykstra Charged With Indecent Exposure

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Lenny Dykstra (credit: AP PHOTO/Graphics Bank)

Lenny Dykstra (credit: AP PHOTO/Graphics Bank)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra, who’s already jailed on state and federal charges, was charged Thursday with misdemeanor indecent exposure. He allegedly exposed himself to women who responded to online advertisements for a personal assistant or housekeeper.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports Dykstra’s new uniform: an orange jail jumpsuit with a chain around the waist.

Dykstra, 48, was charged with two counts of indecent exposure and was scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 7.

According to the City Attorney’s Office, the charges stem from a series of complaints — one from 2009, three from 2010 and more from February and April of this year.

Dykstra allegedly placed advertisements on the Craigslist website in search of a personal assistant or housekeeper. When women came to his home in response to the ads, Dykstra told them the job required them to give him a massage, and he would expose himself, according to city prosecutors.

If convicted of the charges, the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder faces up to six months in jail and $1,000 in fines for each count, according to the City Attorney’s Office.

Last month, Dykstra was ordered to stand trial on 25 criminal counts in state court, including grand theft auto, for allegedly trying to lease cars using phony business and credit information.

Dykstra remains jailed in lieu of $455,000 bail. He is also facing federal bankruptcy charges stemming from the alleged sale of property from his $18 million mansion in Ventura County.

In state court, Dykstra is charged with eight counts of filing false financial statements, five counts of attempted grand theft auto, four counts of identity theft and three counts each of grand theft auto and possession of a controlled substance. All of those charges are felonies.

He also faces one misdemeanor count each of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and unauthorized possession of a syringe.

If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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