shortstop of tampa bay raysdominican Wander Franco, He was arrested this Monday after appearing before the public ministry of the province of Puerto Plata (North)Which investigates allegations that the player had intimate relations with a minor.
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22 year old Franco gone Puerto Plata Prosecutor’s Office Along with his lawyers, last December 28 he failed to comply with the summons issued to him by the National Director of Division of Girls, Boys, Adolescents and Families of the Attorney General’s Office, Magistrate Olga Dina.
After several hours of questioning in Comprehensive Care Unit for victims of sexual violence, The player was detained, as well as the mother of the minor with whom he allegedly met outspoken Had sexual relations.
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Magistrate Luisa Marmolejos I gave it to the media puerto plata That Franco would be informed about the coercive measures in a court permanent care Of that city.
outspoken gone to public ministry with your lawyers Teodosio Jacquez Encarnación and Francisco Rodríguez Consoro, As he himself informed the media in a short note accompanying the photo of the player to the Puerto Plata Prosecutor’s Office.
outspoken Its regular season was shortened in August. tampa rays, After the Commissioner’s Office big league After photos of the player with a minor surfaced on social networks, he was put on the banned list and later placed on administrative leave.
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Until his last match of 2023, his third campaign Major Leagues, Franco He recorded a batting average of .281, with 17 home runs, 58 RBI, 65 runs scored and 30 stolen bases.
He is considered a great shortstop defender and has a powerful arm and speed in his feet. when he was called big league He was rated as the best prospect in baseball in 2021. In Dominican Republic An adult having sex with minors is classified as sexual abuse and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
With information from EFE.
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