Retired clubhouse manager to make molestation plea
TAMPA, Fla. -- A retired Boston Red Sox spring training clubhouse manager will plead guilty to charges that he molested young boys who worked at the team's complex, an attorney said Wednesday.
Donald James Fitzpatrick has agreed to reduced charges of attempted sexually battery on a child under 12 and will pay four alleged victims $10,000 each in restitution. Fitzpatrick, 73, will serve 15 years of probation and a 10-year prison sentence will be suspended.
Thirteen men have told investigators they were molested or subjected to sexual harassment from Fitzpatrick, who hired them as far back as the 1970s to work at the club's former springing training camp in Winter Haven.