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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: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:42 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

You can't go back to a pro athletes apartment at 3AM after drinking and not expect to get corn-holed.  I'm kidding of course, but everyone needs to be more careful in these situations - starting with how to avoid them.



Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:37 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Obviously on this visit to his home for the 1st time at 3 AM was to get to know eachother better.   Maybe get a few pointers on how to hit the low inside fastball or where to vacation in the Dominican.     We ofter hear about a lot of cases like this but this is one of the most baseless ones I have seen. 
You've got to be kidding me? Jason since you're in the know why don't you tell us which one of them was into Castro. The girl who woke up to being assulted or her friend. Was she going there to make sure her friend was ok? Please tell us. So basically you condone sexual actions with any person that comes to your house and at a very late/ early hour even if they pass out. Your a discusting human being and although i've never threatened anyone over the internet, because its stupid I would love for you to come out to NJ so I can show you what we do to people like you. Dirt Bag.... 



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:35 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Bubbalou22, you are part of the problem.  Girl cries sexual assualt and you immediately believe her.  Look at the few facts we have.  She is drunk and goes home with a guy to his apartment at 3am.  The only thing I can assume bubbalou22 is you have never gone home with a drunk girl at 3am in the morning.  What do you think she was trying to do at 3am in the morning?  Was she trying to redecorate his apartment?  No she was most likely there for sex. 

Starlin can only take the high road on this ordeal and not speak to the media on this charge and cooperate with the police through an attorney.  In the past year I was accussed of a sex crime in Springfield, Oregon.  I was never detained but was cooperative in speaking with the detective who revealed to me that the accuser couldn't give a physical description of me and at 6'5" the very least she could have gotten correct was I am tall.  Furthermore the detective revealed to me that the DNA from the rape test revealed her boyfriends sperm.  The detective told me he needed to follow up and ask the questions but was apologetic in his questions admitting there was zero evidence other than a girl making an accussation for reasons I will never know unless I decide to waste some time filing charges against her. 




Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:33 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Some tramp goes back to a MLB player's place at 3am, what exactly would she think is going to happen if not sex? Oh well ...



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:29 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Obviously on this visit to his home for the 1st time at 3 AM was to get to know eachother better.   Maybe get a few pointers on how to hit the low inside fastball or where to vacation in the Dominican.     We ofter hear about a lot of cases like this but this is one of the most baseless ones I have seen. 



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:29 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

This sounds familiar.



Since: Dec 16, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:27 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Can't believe it took that long to come out in the media.  Come on, reporters, gotta be more on the ball.

I always have a hard time believing the pro athlete sexual assault charges, these guys can take home almost any girl they want and not have to assault anyone, so I don't understand why they ever would.  Maybe I am naive.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:26 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Say it ain't so Sam... Starlin! And the Cubs just fall deeper and deeper.



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:21 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Starlin just got Cubbed. Welcome to the club. Too early to know what happene, but his judgment was clearly not great, here, in his choice for a way to celebrate the end of the season. While I agree with most of the posters that the young lady also appears to have demonstrated some poor judgment, lets also consider that HER judgment was impaired - and there is a possibility that Castro could have had something to do with that impairment. Girls blacking out can be a sign of having been drugged. Obviously, this is conjecture, but if she was to the point of blacking out, you can't just assume it was entirely due to her own poor decision-making. Of course, we'll probably never know what happened. This will get swept under the rug and people will become strangely quiet. ($$$)  



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:17 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

3 am and you blackout lol. Listen no girl should be assualted or rape .With that being said its sounds like this isnt the first time this girl has gone home with a guy after a night of drinking. Professional C*M dispenser thats crying wolf most likely .



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