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Ex-Met Lenny Dykstra charged with indecent exposure

Former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra poses for a portrait Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 in New York. Dykstra has founded Players Club, a magazine for pro athletes that promises to help them "keep living the dream" with profiles of athletes who have thrived in the business world and buying guides to high-end merchandise. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Lenny Dykstra charged for allegedly exposing himself to women on Craigslist
Lenny Dykstra
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been charged in Los Angeles for allegedly exposing himself to women he met on Craigslist. The city attorney's office said Thursday the 48-year-old former baseball star could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each indecent exposure count.

Dykstra is accused of finding victims by placing online ads seeking personal assistants or housekeepers. He allegedly exposed himself to women who responded to the ads on several occasions between 2009 and 2011.

County records show Dykstra has been jailed since June on $455,000 bail on car theft and drug possession charges. He also faces bankruptcy fraud charges.

Mark Hathaway, whose law office represented Dykstra in the past, does not know who is now representing Dykstra.