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Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:16 am
Edited on: January 6, 2012 11:30 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman last fall, according to CBS Chicago.

The woman, reportedly in her 20s, said she was drinking with friends late last September when she and a friend left the bar and went to Castro's apartment at 3 a.m. She reportedly blacked out and then was allegedly being sexually assaulted by Castro when she came to. The police report, according to CBS Chicago, says the woman remembers screaming when she woke up at 5:30 a.m., yelled at Castro and left immediately. The alleged victim then filed a police report 12 hours later.

The Cubs have released the following statement:

“We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information. While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”

Castro's attorneys have released the following statement:

"We are aware of certain allegations that have been made against our client, Starlin Castro. We have thoroughly investigated this matter, and we are confident that these allegations are baseless. Given the sensitive nature of this matter, we cannot comment any further."

Castro, 21, has yet to be interviewed by police because he flew back to his home in the Dominican Republic, as scheduled, the very day the accuser filed her police report -- which was September 29, the day after the Cubs' season ended.

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Comments

Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 2, 2012 4:57 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

thats not true



Since: Oct 28, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:48 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

If the woman was raped as she alleges, it is a real shame. However, there should be common sense used when two females go to an athletes home at 3 am. Don't let your friend(s) pass out anywhere, when your in a stranger's home...



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:02 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

I guess there is a point where I am confused? Did this alleged assult take place in San Diego? I was at the game and saw him play. Well sort of play as Dempsters crappy performance helped me win my league that night but still Castro was there. How was he in two places at once?

I am not at all a fan of someone taking advantage of a passed out girl. I think Tyson should be a lesson learned for any athlete and the 3 am booty calls. The point that find troubling is that she went there with multiple people (friends) and they left her. What is wrong with her friends?



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:23 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

"She could be a groupie or a freak or even a working girl."

She's a working girl all right.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:10 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

"these guys need baby sitters when they go out. They have to do what Male Gynocologist do, have a female nurse come in office during exam to witness what happens."  --jimmyb siny

He didn't go out. She came to his place. Of her own initiative. With a friend. At 3:00 in the morning. She could be a groupie or a freak or even a working girl. She may well have gone there looking to make more than a night's work. Or not. The one thing we know is that we don't know.
 



Since: Jun 27, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:30 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

these guys need baby sitters when they go out. They have to do what Male Gynocologist do, have a female nurse come in office during exam to witness what happens.
 



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

If not Kobe ... then how about Mike Tyson?  or Tiger Woods?  Ben ... where were you?  Darrell Williams? How about Brett Stewart? And let's not underestimate the Duke University LaCrosse team?  Where were they? And how about ...bla bla bla



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 12:37 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

The real question his lawyers should be asking is ...

Where was Kobe Bryant that night?

Hmmm...



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:39 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Obviously something happened to the lady, or she would not have been in the hospital. Whether or not Castro did anything wrong, we just don’t know and perhaps never will.

Like with Braun, Castro needs to come clean as to exactly what happened at the time in question. Much of it can be verifiable, so if he lies it will be worse for him. Not saying Castro is guilty, but he does need to come forth and say what happened, if anything. So does Braun for that matter.




Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:55 am
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Why would the girl lie?  People do not lie just to gain fame and fortune.  She has no reason to lie and a few million dollars would not make someone not tell the truth.

 

Oh come on on.  The lady is full of crap and wants a payday.  You can't possibly think what you've written here is reality.  It's all about money.  There are FAR more important things in life than money.

I hate the Cubs but don't care.  I want Castro to win this big time, just like Braun.



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