What in the Pied Piper mess is going on?! Felipe Vazquez, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates has been arrested and charged with solicitation of a child.
Vazquez, 28 came under investigation in August after Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents “obtained information” about him having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl that began when she was 13.
In July, Felipe Vazquez allegedly sent the child video of him performing a sex act and he sent her a text suggesting they meet for sex after the baseball season was over.
He did not show his face in the videos, but officials were able to match up his distinctive tattoos.
The victim’s mother discovered the texts and videos and responded to Felipe informing him that she is a minor.
It’s unclear if he knew the girl’s age beforehand.
Agents obtained a search warrant and seized several electronic devices from Felipe’s apartment on Tuesday.
Vazquez was arrested and charged with one count of computer pornography – solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors.
He’s currently being held at the Allegheny County Jail and is expected to be extradited to Florida.
In a statement, Pittsburgh Pirates team president Frank Coonelly said, “We take this matter, and these charges in particular, extremely seriously.”
Vazquez was charged with one count of computer pornography — solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors and is being held at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh. He is expected to be extradited to Florida.
He was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball, according to the Pirates.
What the hell, mane?!