PITTSBURGH (CBSMiami/AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been denied bond after he was arrested on a felony count of soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using computer services or devices.
Vazquez was taken into custody last week by Pennsylvania State Police on an arrest warrant from Florida stemming from illicit electronic communication with an underage girl. State police say he told investigators he attempted to have sex with the girl during a meeting at her house in 2017.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 1,613 New Cases, 35 Deaths Reported On Monday
Vazquez was charged with statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault of a person under 16 years old.READ MORE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Blasts YouTube, Google For Censorship After COVID-19 Roundtable Video Removed
Westmoreland County District Judge Charles Moore denied bond for the 28-year-old Vazquez during a brief hearing Wednesday.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says it began investigating Vazquez in August after learning of an alleged sexual relationship between Vazquez and a teenage girl living in Florida.MORE NEWS: Road To Reopening: Miami-Dade County Lifts Midnight Curfew
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