AceShowbiz - Felipe Vazquez's career in the MLB might be put in danger due to this. The baseball player was arrested on Tuesday, September 17 and had been facing charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and other counts after he admitted to sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl.
Court documents detailing the incident had made its way round the Internet. The incident took place in August 2017, when Felipe drove his red Ford Mustang roughly for an hour from Pittsburgh to the girl's house in Scottsdale, Pennsylvania. Felipe told the investigators that they had began fooling around during the driveway, noting that the teenager is already "ready" for sex.
Felipe then said that the two had "sexual intercourse inside of his vehicle," with him describing their action as a "sex but not really" because it was cut short. Following that night, the athlete continued sending her text messages until as recently as two months ago. As for how they came in contact with each other, Felipe said that he met her in person at the Pittsburgh Pirates' stadium. He initially didn't want to connect with her because of how young she looked, but after she began sending him nude images of herself, he started sending her his own nude photos.
Pennsylvania State Police spokesman Stephen Limani said their encounter was disclosed after her mother discovered their explicit messages to each other. She then contacted the police. "When it comes to cases like this, you always get concerned there may be someone else out there," Stephen said. "In this particular instance, we only have one report."
Felipe was denied bail. He has not entered a plea and could be arraigned later.
Pirates President Frank Coonelly has issued a statement on this case and revealed that Felipe has been put on administrative leave. "We take this matter, and these charges in particular, extremely seriously," so the statement read. "We need to be respectful to all involved and the ongoing legal proceeding. As a result, the organization, our staff and players cannot comment any further at this time."