Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez is denied the tape, returns to prison in the midst of a legal requirement for sexual violence
Pirates-pitcher Felipe Vazquez will remain in prison while awaiting trial for accusing sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl in 2017
Disgraceful Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Vazquez arrived in a chain in Pennsylvania on Wednesday for his pre-trial accusation of sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl in 2017.
With his hands and wrists in chains, the 28-year-old resident of Venezuela marched past cameras while wearing a blue jumpsuit from Westmoreland County Prison, where Vazquez was moved after his arrest in Pittsburgh last week.
He did not answer questions of reports when he entered the courtroom on Wednesday.
As expected, the bond was refused according to Shelly Bradbury of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Vazquez, who needed the help of an interpreter on Wednesday, will remain in prison.
He is currently on administrative leave, which means that he will be paid while Major League Baseball is conducting its own investigation into the case.
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Disgraceful Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Vazquez arrived on Wednesday in a chain in Pennsylvania for his pre-trial accusation of sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl
With his hands and wrists in chains, the 28-year-old resident of Venezuela marched past cameras while wearing a blue jumpsuit from Westmoreland County Prison, where Vazquez was moved after his arrest in Pittsburgh last week
Vazquez previously admitted to the police that he was trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2017 and exchanged nude photos & # 39; s and videos & # 39; s with the victim after he first contacted her via text messages and social media had communicated.
According to a criminal complaint from the Pennsylvania State Police, the All-Star closer to & # 39; initially claimed to refuse to communicate with her because of her age & # 39 ;, and said that she was under 16 years of age, which is the age of consent is in the state.
Vazquez told the police that he had met the girl in Scottsdale, Pennsylvania, in 2017, when she was 13. He says he pulled down her pants and tried to have sex with her, but told the police that he was leaving because he had to attend a match that night according to the complaint.
The native of Venezuela admitted to the girl, who is now 15, to continue texting and even told state troops that he received explicit photos of her in July.
Felipe Vazquez did not answer questions of reports as he entered the courtroom
Vazquez was arrested last week in his Pittsburgh apartment on the basis of a warrant issued in Lee County, Florida, where the victim now lives. He is accused of six counts in Pennsylvania and Florida, including legal sexual abuse of a minor 11 years or older, illegal contact with a minor and corruption of minors, as well as a crime of indecent abuse of a person younger than 16 years of age.
The Pennsylvania authorities began investigating Vazquez in August after being contacted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The girl's mother contacted the Florida officials after hearing about an alleged sexual relationship between Vazquez and her daughter.
According to an incident report from the Lee County Sheriff & # 39; s Office, the two originally met in PNC Park in Pittsburgh, where they were photographed together outside the bullpen when she was 13.
& # 39; Shortly after she found him on social media where it escalated from there, & # 39; read the report.
Regarding the 2017 incident, researchers say that Vazquez invited her into his Ford Mustang and pulled down her pants before he would put her on his lap and & # 39; tried to penetrate her vagina with his penis but was unsuccessful & # 39 ;.
According to the incident report, it remains unclear whether & # 39; that specific incident was consensual or not & # 39; although the girl was a minor anyway.
The arrest warrant from Florida accuses Vazquez of one count of computer pornography / request from a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. Pennsylvania officials do not intend to continue extradition until their investigation is complete.
Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez is currently in a prison in Pennsylvania after being charged with various crimes. He is accused of six counts in Pennsylvania and Florida, including legal sexual abuse of a minor 11 years of age, illegal contact with a minor and corruption of minors, as well as a crime of indecent abuse of a person under the age of 16 years old
Vazquez was denied the link with the charges in Florida last week, with the judge saying he ran a flight risk.
According to the criminal complaint, Vazquez initially claimed that he could not remember the girl's name, but said she was trying to contact him through social media. Vazquez first said he refused to communicate with her because she looked too young, the police said. They said that Vazquez later acknowledged exchanging photos and videos of a sexual nature with the girl and also visited her house.
Stephen Limani, a state police spokesperson, said the girl moved from Pennsylvania to Florida after the interaction with Vazquez had begun, although Limani said there was no evidence that the move had anything to do with their relationship.
Police believe that there was only one case of inappropriate physical contact between Vazquez and the girl. Limani added that they currently only have one report of an inappropriate relationship between Vazquez and a minor.
During the three years that the two were in contact, the alleged victim's family moved to Florida, where the authorities & # 39; received information that Vazquez had a reported sexual relationship with a 13-year-old woman. & # 39;
Vazquez is also accused of performing a sexual act in a video that, according to police, he sent to the girl in July. The police seized various electronic devices in his apartment in Pittsburgh.
The Pirates have placed Vazquez on administrative leave. The team removed banners on Tuesday with the image of Vazquez around PNC Park (photo) in Pittsburgh
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