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MLB Player Charged With Sexual Abuse of 14-Year-Old

Trial is scheduled for Tampa Bay's Wander Franco in Dominican Republic

(Newser) - Prosecutors have filed multiple charges against Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco, who is scheduled to go on trial Aug. 14 in the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl. Officials said Wednesday that the indictment includes the girl's mother, the AP reports. Prosecutors said Franco paid the...

MLB Star Accused of Paying Underage Girl's Mom

Wander Franco is in jail in the Dominican Republic

(Newser) - Dominican prosecutors have accused Wander Franco of commercial sexual exploitation and money laundering following allegations that the Tampa Bay Rays shortstop had a relationship with a minor whose mother also faces the same charges. Prosecutors requested that a judge hold Franco on an $86,000 bond, bar him from leaving...

In Case of Accused MLB Star, 'New Evidence Has Been Found'

But raids in Dominican Republic in search of Tampa Bay Rays' Wander Franco come up empty

(Newser) - The search for a Tampa Bay Rays shortstop continues. Authorities in the Dominican Republic searched in vain Tuesday for Wander Franco at his home there and his mother's following this summer's allegations that the 22-year-old had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with at least one minor, reports the...

MLB Star on Leave Amid Allegation of Ties to Minor

League and Dominican Republic investigating Wander Franco and allegations of improper relationship

(Newser) - Tampa Bay Rays star Wander Franco won't be taking the field anytime soon amid an investigation that he had a relationship with at least one underaged girl. The team placed the 22-year-old on administrative leave Tuesday, reports the Guardian . Major League Baseball is investigating the allegations with authorities in...

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