File under common ground or sick f...ck, glad to see the wheels of just happened so quickly for this butthole... glad to see he got some serious time and did not have time to "straighten out his affairs" go straight to jail do not stop to buy kneepads, chapstick or lube.. maybe he can spend some time playing ball with Bubba and his friends in Prison, this guy is a low life scumsucker who will get what he deserves behind high walls.
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A youth baseball coach accused of offering an 8-year-old money to bean an autistic teammate so he couldn't play was sentenced Thursday to one to six years in prison.
Fayette County Judge Ralph Warman sentenced 29-year-old Mark R. Downs Jr. of Dunbar, Pa. to consecutive six-to-36-month sentences for corruption of minors and criminal solicitation to commit simple assault. A jury convicted Downs in September.
Warman revoked Downs' bond and sent him to prison.
Authorities said Downs offered to pay one of his players $25 to hit Harry Bowers, a mildly autistic teammate, with a ball while warming up before a June 2005 playoff game. Prosecutors said Downs wanted the 9-year-old out of the game, because the boy didn't play as well as his teammates.
Player Keith Reese Jr. said he purposely threw a ball that hit Bowers in the groin and another that hit Bowers in the ear, on Downs' instructions. Downs denied offering to pay Reese to hurt Bowers