Former Dodgers Pitcher John Wetteland Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Child, 4

Dodgers Pitcher John Wetteland Arrested Alleged Sex With Child
Source: MEGA

Jan. 16 2019, Updated 1:03 p.m. ET

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John Wetteland, a former Dodgers pitcher, was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 4-year-old child.

As has learned, the retired baseball star was taken into custody this Monday, January 14, in Denton, Texas. He was released later that day on $25,000 bond, though his case remains under investigation.

Wetteland's arrest came days after police received a call from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services regarding the suspected assault of an underage child.

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According to a consolidated complaint and probable cause affidavit obtained by the Associated Press, Wetteland, 52, is thought to have forced the young kid into performing sex acts on him, inside his Bartonville home. The accuser told cops that the abuse occurred more than once between 2004 and 2006.

The former major league athlete has not released a public statement regarding his alleged crime, but if convicted, he could spend a minimum of 25 years behind bars, and a maximum of life in prison.

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