Former Yankee Mel Hall gets 45 years in prison

June 18, 2009

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Mell Hall Jr. spent 15 years playing professional baseball splitting time between the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, and time in Japan has been sentenced to 45 years in prison on three counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of indecency with a child.  Hall was accused of repeated offenses against underage girls that he coached in basketball and softball over a period of several years and even attended the prom of a 15 year old he was having a relationship with – that picture was actually in a Yankee yearbook.  Due to the repeated offenses and pattern of abuse his jail time could have been life in prison.  He will be eligible for parole after server 22.5 years of his sentence.

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