PORTLAND, Ore. -- Former professional baseball player and manager Frank Peters was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for drug and sex offenses.
Peters, 46, of Portland was ordered by Multnomah County Circuit Judge Stephen Gallagher to serve at least 2 years of the sentence so he can participate in a prison program for sex offenders.
Peters also was ordered to perform 1,000 of community service after he is released from prison.
Peters was a minor league baseball player and managed the now-defunct Class A Portland Mavericks. He said he grew marijuana to raise money to pay off debts.
'I couldn't get out,' Peters said. 'I got caught up on a treadmill I never wanted to be on.'
He pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree rape involving a 15-year-old girl, one charge of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a 16-year-old girl, two counts of manufacture of a controlled substance and two charges of delivering a controlled substance to a minor.
In exchange for the guilty pleas, prosecutors dropped 36 other drug- and sex-related charges against Peters.
Police said they found about 1,000 marijuana plants Jan. 20 at two Portland homes owned by Peters.