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Pirates’ Pitcher Felipe Vazquez jailed on child solicitation charge

Pirates’ Pitcher Felipe Vazquez jailed on child solicitation charge

by Angela Davis – @jerseygirlsports/ @ladyadavis

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been jailed on charges of solicitation of child– computer pornography and providing obscene materials to a child, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Vazquez reportedly had a sexual relationship with at 13-year-old in Florida.

from the NY Times

The authorities began investigating Vázquez last month after they “obtained information that Vázquez had a reported sexual relationship with a 13-year-old female victim who resides in Lee County.” She is now 15 and had still been communicating with Vázquez by text message. Pennsylvania and Florida law enforcement agents got a warrant and searched his residence in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and took “several electronic devices.”
According to the news release, Vázquez sent text messages to the teen “suggesting they would meet for sex after his baseball season was over.”

from USAToday Sports

The FDLE said its investigation began last month when agents became aware of a sexual relationship and a 13-year-old female victim, who is now 15. The two continued having a relationship over text messages, and the child received a video in July from Vazquez “in which he is shown performing a sex act.” 

As expected, Vazquez has been placed on administrative leave, pending the investigation. If this is true, his career is definitely over.

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