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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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Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:59 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

I thought I had heard of this before but the way they stated it here made it sound like I was dreamin' it.  No, none of my dates ended this way.  Not enough $$ in these pockets.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:55 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

XFactor09: Read the whole sentence again. They said they were hopeful Castro would be cleared.


Needlove
Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:55 am
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Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:53 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

This guy is giving Castro's a bad name!




Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:52 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Over 3 months ago and this is just now surfacing?

It "surfaced" 12 hours after the alleged sexual assault.  Cardinal Fever, I would bet that your ol' buddy Starlin doesn't make it back to the U.S. in time for spring training.  If he does he'll likely get arrested.  He will sit in the D.R. to avoid being prosecuted for sexual assault.  An ol' vet like yourself must be speaking from experience when you gave him your advice.  How many of your dates have ended in a similar fashion?



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:52 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Simply amazing how the Cubs are stating that they have no comment on the matter just yet, but say that Starlin "will be cleared of any wrongdoing". Sounds like chimed in with their 2 cents. Less we forget, just because he's some punk playing for the crappy Cubs. What a coincidence, he happens to fly back home the day after the incident. What timing!!! He needs all this time to come up with a great story is how this is looking. Why can't he just fly back to Chicago and have this taken care of if he is so innocent as his Lawyer and Organization have said....but not officially. 'Cuz , ya know...it would look absolutly retarded if someone were to stick up for the accused only to be wrong. Right Jim Boeheim. Man was he wrong too. Maybe people should just shut the hell up until the facts come out. Maybe someone should stop ducking it in the Domonican, might help his case. Might as well call him Turtle Castro.


DEX_MORGAN
Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:48 am
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Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:47 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Not surprised if these allegations prove true, and this is coming from someone who knows there are two sides to every story.  Castro is young, used to be poor, but now is young and suddenly very rich. 

He needs handler's to show him the ropes because he's still got that third world mentality working for him.

This is where the Cubs may have let him down.



Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:46 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?


goodfootlook
Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:26 am
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