Former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dystkra pleaded no contest to charges of lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon related to sexual misconduct with women who responded to ads he placed for housekeeping on Craigslist, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
Dykstra, 48, was sentenced to nine months in the county jail and three years probation. He also was ordered to stay away from five victims and told not to "solicit" on Craigslist or social networking sites.
"When the victims arrived at the locations to meet Defendant Dykstra, he would allegedly inform the women that the job also required them to give a massage and would expose himself to them," according to the City Attorney's office.
Authorities said the lewd conduct charge resulted from exposing himself to women. The assault charge resulted from a June 2010 incident in which authorities say he allegedly held a knife to the throat of a woman and forced her to massage him.
The sentence will run concurrent to the three years that Dykstra was sentenced to last month. He had pleaded no contest to grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement in connection with a scheme to use somebody else's paperwork to steal or lease several new cars, according to court records.
Dykstra still faces federal bankruptcy charges and is scheduled to stand trial this summer. Federal prosecutors said that after filing, Dykstra hid, sold or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of items from his $18.5 million mansion without permission of a bankruptcy trustee.