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Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:16 am
Edited on: January 6, 2012 11:30 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman last fall, according to CBS Chicago.

The woman, reportedly in her 20s, said she was drinking with friends late last September when she and a friend left the bar and went to Castro's apartment at 3 a.m. She reportedly blacked out and then was allegedly being sexually assaulted by Castro when she came to. The police report, according to CBS Chicago, says the woman remembers screaming when she woke up at 5:30 a.m., yelled at Castro and left immediately. The alleged victim then filed a police report 12 hours later.

The Cubs have released the following statement:

“We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information. While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”

Castro's attorneys have released the following statement:

"We are aware of certain allegations that have been made against our client, Starlin Castro. We have thoroughly investigated this matter, and we are confident that these allegations are baseless. Given the sensitive nature of this matter, we cannot comment any further."

Castro, 21, has yet to be interviewed by police because he flew back to his home in the Dominican Republic, as scheduled, the very day the accuser filed her police report -- which was September 29, the day after the Cubs' season ended.

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Comments

Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:32 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Lynch him while Big Ben can rape anyone?



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:30 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

The math doesn't add up ...

Happened in September, reported 12 hours later, no Police interview thatday because Castro is on a Plane to Dominican.

Ah, wasn't he still in Chicago playing baseball in September?

Hmmm, ... Good Luck Theo.

September 29, the season was over.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:27 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

If he did it, then lynch him.  If he didn't, then I feel sorry for this kid.  Either way, he will now be labeled no matter what the outcome. 




Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:27 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Xfactor wrote: Maybe people should just shut the hell up until the facts come out. and then says Castro is ducking it in the Dominican.  Hello Kettle, I am the pot and you're black.  By reading your post, you are already convicting the guy calling him a punk, and insinuating that he is cooking up a story.  Take some of your own advice and shut the hell up until the facts come out....idiot!



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:12 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

... Cause we know he wasn't playing in October, duh, he is a Cub.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:11 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Uh...Going to a ballplayer's apartment at 3 am after a night of drinking. What? Did you think a good game of Battleship was on the schedule?
Battleship would require that they both know their alphabet and how to count to ten.  What are the chances of that?



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:10 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

The math doesn't add up ...

Happened in September, reported 12 hours later, no Police interview thatday because Castro is on a Plane to Dominican.

Ah, wasn't he still in Chicago playing baseball in September?

Hmmm, ... Good Luck Theo.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:08 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Decisions lead to consequences.  If she was raped or sexually assaulted, I am sorry and that is terrible.  However, you decide to drink and likely get drunk, which is your first mistake and then make a bigger mistake by going to a man's house and you were so drunk you black out?  I am sorry, but you put yourself in a position for someone you don't even know to take advantage of you.  She made a big mistake and it looks like she paid for it.  It may have been he was hot when she was drunk and then not so much afterward.  Either way, you go to someone's apartment you don't know, it makes this case very very difficult to try and win.  He should not have brought her back to his apartment, and his reputation will be tarnished because in today's world you are guilty until proven innocent when it comes to sexual assault.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:07 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

If this girl is telling the truth and never gets justice, she has all the gold digging women out there to blame. If Starling claims it was consensual, and she claims it was not, do you convict on that? Not based on the fact that she admittedly was drunk and willingly went to his apartment. Man, I hope my daughter uses more common sense than a lot of girls out there. Women don't need a designated driver, they need a designated don't let me get drunk and go to some strange guy's houser.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:59 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Uh...Going to a ballplayer's apartment at 3 am after a night of drinking. What? Did you think a good game of Battleship was on the schedule?


So true. I'm not saying that she's a liar, but bitches be scandalous!


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