The details around Pirates pitcher Felipe Vàzquez and his arrest for attempting to have sex with a minor have become more clear.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Vàzquez admitted to police that he drove nearly an hour in 2017 to meet a 13-year-old girl and tried to have sex with her.
Vàzquez also sent the girl nude photographs and videos of himself committing sexual acts, according to official records released Wednesday (September 18th) by Pennsylvania State Police.
Police officials confirm Vàzquez met the minor while he was in the bullpen at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and connected with her through text messages and social media.
Vàzquez, according to the complaint, "claimed initially that he refused to communicate with her due to her age," saying the girl appeared to be 16 or younger.
Vàzquez is currently being held without bail in Pennsylvania facing charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of a minor and indecent assault.
Eileen Conroy, a senior district judge in Pennsylvania denied bail saying he was a flight risk and that she believed he would be facing “further charges.”
“I do believe there is a flight risk. My understanding is further charges will be filed against the defendant.”
Those chargers will be filed in Florida, where the girl and her family now live, for soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using a computer or device and giving obscene material to a minor.
The Pirates released a statement on Tuesday (September 17th) saying MLB has placed Vàzquez on immediate administrative leave.
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