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MLB player Wander Franco in court for alleged minor abuse

Jan 6, 2024

In handcuffs and under police guard, MLB baseball star Wander Franco appeared in court in his native Dominican Republic Friday on charges of abusing a minor.

The 22-year-old Tampa Bay Rays player made his appearance behind closed doors, telling waiting journalists during a bathroom break: "I leave everything in God's hands."

Franco is accused of having had sex with a teenaged girl over a two-day period in December 2022. They then dated for a few months with her mother's consent, according to the charge sheet.

Franco allegedly paid the mother for her silence, according to prosecutors, who documented seven monthly payments of about $1,700 as well as a car.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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