Pirates pitcher charged with sex assault to remain in Westmoreland Co. Jail

Pirates pitcher charged with sex assault to remain in Westmoreland Co. Jail

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez appeared in court in Westmoreland County to face sexual assault charges on Wednesday.

Prosecutors and defense agreed not to challenge Vazquez's bond at this time. He will remain in the Westmoreland County Jail.

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Vazquez's next preliminary hearing is next month.

As Vazquez was walked back to jail by authorities, Channel 11 asked if he had anything he wanted to say. He simply replied, "No."

Vazquez was arrested earlier this month in Allegheny County on charges out of Florida, where the alleged victim now lives. Shortly thereafter charges from Westmoreland County were announced.

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Vazquez, 28, admitted to exchanging sexually explicit pictures with the 13-year-old victim and driving to her home in Scottdale, where he attempted to have sex with her in his car about two years ago, officials said. The girl is now 15 years old and lives in Florida.

Prosecutors and defense did not challenge bond for Vazquez, leaving him in the jail without the possibility of getting out.

"Given the nature of the charges and everything pending at this time, any further comment would be inappropriate at this time," said Michael Comber, Vazquez's defense attorney.

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