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Ex-MLB baseball player Chad Curtis ordered to pay $1.8M

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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2013, file photo, Former Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis appears in court for his sentencing in Hastings, Mich. Two of four young women who alleged Curtis inappropriately touched them have settled a federal civil lawsuit against him. Terms of the settlements weren't included in court documents filed Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, and damages are expected to be determined Oct. 12. Portions of the case against Curtis involving the other two young women are pending. (Chris Clark/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered former Major Leaguer Baseball player Chad Curtis to pay $1.8 million to a young woman who accused him of inappropriately touching her when he was a volunteer coach at a western Michigan high school.

U.S. District Judge Janet Neff said Thursday that Curtis "shattered" the trust the victim placed in Curtis.

The woman testified she lost all of her friends soon after she accused Curtis.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Curtis, who represented himself in the civil trial, appeared via video conference from Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, where he's serving a sentence for sexual assault.

Three other victims at Lakewood High in Barry County earlier settled cases against Curtis. Curtis said each accepted $10,000.

Curtis played for six teams including the Detroit Tigers.