Baseball Star Felipe Vazquez Faces 21 New Child Sex-Related Charges
Shortly after the arrest of the baseball pitcher for sexual assault,
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher named Felipe Vazquez, 28, is now facing 21 new counts in Westmoreland County.
HAPPYNAIJA learnt that the Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher was charged with 11 counts of child pornography, along with 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor in his second preliminary hearing on Tuesday, November 19.
According to a police affidavit, police found an iPhone XS and a MacBook Pro at Vazquez’s Pittsburgh apartment. On those devices, detectives said they saw seven photos and three videos of an underage girl in “various stages of nudity.”
Vazquez was arrested in September in Allegheny County on
charges out of Florida before charges from Westmoreland
County were also announced.
He admitted to exchanging sexually explicit pictures with the
13-year-old victim and driving to her home in Scottdale, where
he attempted to have sex with her in his car about two years ago,
officials said. The girl is now 15 years old and lives in Florida.
According to an affidavit from Westmoreland County, Vazquez
admitted to investigators the victim “looked too young and that
she appeared to be 16 years of age or younger.” Police said
Vazquez told them he initially refused to communicate
with her due to her age.