The charges against Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Felipe Vazquez are as serious and troubling as they come, and the latest twist could very well doom any case he might have in a criminal sense.
Vazquez reportedly told police attempted to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in August of 2017, calling the incident "sex but not really,” given the disturbing circumstances, which you can further read via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (below). The nature with which Vazquez reportedly spoke of his alleged crime is incredibly harsh and, if true, shows a sickening lack of remorse for a heinous act.
Police have also reportedly retrieved text messages and a lewd video sent by Vazquez to the victim in which he exposed his genitals. In those messages, Vazquez allegedly wrote that he wanted to “finish...breaking her [expletive].”
The 28-year-old is currently sitting in an Allegheny County Jail awaiting trial, and MLB has placed him on administrative leave as they investigate the incident. The Pirates, meanwhile, released a statement detailing they are aware of the seriousness of the allegations and have no comment at this time. Meanwhile, they've cleared Vazquez's locker and any mention of him from PNC Park.
As always, this is a developing story and all accusations must be taken as such. Vazquez and his lawyer have yet to comment on the situation.