Thursday, September 13, 2007

Also, He Was Mean to Bernie Williams

What a great guy.
Former major leaguer Mel Hall indicted on child sex charges
September 13, 2007

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Former major league outfielder Mel Hall was indicted Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted two girls -- ages 12 and 14 -- who played on elite basketball teams he coached in the 1990s.

The 46-year-old Hall could face life in prison if convicted, said Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Kim D'Avignon.

Hall was indicted on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, two counts of sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency/fondling.

Hall's attorney, Bob Hultkrantz, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Thursday.

A woman came forward in May, saying Hall assaulted her in 1999 at his apartment when she went to baby-sit his child, according to records filed in the case. She said Hall raped her again a week later after picking her up for basketball practice. Another woman said Hall assaulted her when she was 12 at her home and at his apartment.

Hall's 13-year major league career ended in 1996. He played for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants.

Hall has been free on $55,000 bail since his June arrest.

Also after having read about men who got off incredibly easy after taking sexual advantage of the impressionable and helpless, it's pretty comfoting to see that Hall could get life in prison. I'll never forget being there for that game winning walk-off homer against Boston on Memorial Day years ago, but really who cares at this point? If the guy is found guilty, throw the book at him.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 4:37 PM   3 comments


At 9/13/2007 5:44 PM, Blogger TaggedTruck said...

Old man having sexual relations with true kids? These innocent little girls deserve better than remembering for life being raped by a piece of crap old bastard like Mel. This story makes me hate him so much if it is true. Time will tell, but I agree: throw the book at him if true.

At 9/13/2007 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an asshole Hall was. I was so glad when they finally traded him in the 1990s

At 9/14/2007 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

knew Mel in 1982 when he played here in Des Moines, Iowa. He was reportedly having sex with a 16 year old usherette and had impregnated a girl the year before in Midland, texas. this doesn't surprise me at all.


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