Felipe Vazquez, Former Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher, Found Guilty of Statutory Sexual Assault

Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been found guilty of multiple felony charges for sexually abusing and assaulting a minor.

A Pennsylvania jury convicted Vazquez, 29, on 15 counts late Thursday night. He was convicted of statutory sexual assault, corruption of a minor, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of someone under 16, two counts of unlawful contact with a minor and 10 counts of sexually abusing children. He was found not guilty on another 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor.

The charges stemmed from Vazquez’ sexual contact with a girl who was 13 years old at the time. Vazquez insisted that the girl had deceived him about her age during his trial, claiming that he believed she was 18.

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Felipe Vazquez, former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, was found guilty of 15 counts relating to the statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl on Thursday. Here, Vazquez is shown pitching against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park on September 3, 2019.
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This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.