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Reports: Rays SS Wander Franco arrested in Dominican Republic for missing summons over alleged relationship with minor

Jan 1, 2024

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after he failed to show for a scheduled meeting with prosecutors regarding an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a minor, according to multiple reports.

Franco was initially summoned by Dominican Authorities last week and scheduled to meet with the Specialized Prosecutor's Office for Children and Adolescents on Thursday in Santo Domingo. Franco didn't show for that meeting, prompting a search by authorities in his hometown residence in Baní, according to the Associated Press.

His whereabouts remained unknown until he arrived in Santo Domingo on Monday with his lawyers, according to Spanish-language outlet Diario Libre and other publications. Reporter Héctor Gómez initially reported Monday that the meeting with prosecutors led to Franco's arrest.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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