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Jury sentences Hall for rape, sex abuse

Updated: June 17, 2009, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Former major league outfielder Mel Hall was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl he coached on an elite basketball team.

Hall was convicted on three counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of indecency with a child. Among his accusers during sentencing Wednesday were others who said he carried on inappropriate relationships with them.

Hall, 48, looked skyward and swayed back and forth as the verdict ...

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