The Pasadena Police Department has formally presented its criminal investigation into Trevor Bauer’s alleged sexual assault to the L.A. County district attorney’s office, Pasadena PD Lt. Carolyn Gordon said in a statement to The Athletic.
The district attorney’s office will review it and then from there will determine whether charges will be brought against the Dodgers pitcher.
Bauer has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who obtained a temporary restraining order against him in late June. That unnamed woman claims Bauer choked her unconscious multiple times, sodomized her without consent and punched her all over her body over the course of two sexual encounters. Earlier this month, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed the woman’s request for a permanent restraining order, ruling that Bauer did not pose a continual threat and that her injuries were not the result of anything she didn’t verbally consent to during what Bauer’s legal team called consensual rough sex.
Bauer hasn’t pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers since June 28 and hasn’t been around the team since MLB first began its investigation on July 2nd.
The 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner is the highest-paid player in 2021, with a salary nearing $40 million.
Bauer’s attorneys called that woman’s allegations “categorically false” and have firmly denied the more recent assault allegations.