Former World Series MVP John Wetteland Accused of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old

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If this doesn’t make your blood boil, I don’t know what will.

John Wetteland, a former World Series MVP and member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, was arrested by police earlier this week on a charge of child sex abuse and the details surrounding the crime are horrific.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Wetteland allegedly abused a 4-year-old relative that first began back in 2004. Authorities believe the abuse continued at least two more times in the years following.

Wetteland, 52, is accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, according to Denton County jail records. The Trophy Club resident posted $25,000 bond and was released from custody the same day as his arrest.

He had forced a young relative to perform a sex act on him, according to the arrest warrant affidavit, beginning in 2004 when the child was just four years old.

The abuse occurred at Wetteland’s home in Bartonville, the affidavit stated. It happened twice more over a two-year period, the victim said.

Wetteland pitched in the majors from 1989 to 2000, winning the Most Valuable Player of the 1996 World Series when he was with the New York Yankees.

The 52-year-old had 330 saves over a 12-season career that resulted in three all-star appearances.

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