Pirates Pitcher Felipe Vázquez Faces 21 New Child Sex-Related Charges
Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Vazquez is likely to never see a baseball field nor see any type of freedom after investigators found evidence of child pornography on devices they say Vazquez owned. He is now facing 21 new additional charges to what he was already faced with.
The new charges filed Tuesday include 10 counts of child pornography, 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor and a single charge of corruption of minors.
Vazquez was originally facing criminal charges that he had sexual contact with a teenage girl in Florida.
He has been in the Westmoreland County Prison without bail since his arrest in September.
Photos and videos of a female juvenile “in various stages of nudity” were found when state police searched an iPhone and a laptop seized from Vazquez’s apartment in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.