Starlin Castro Meets With Chicago Police Regarding Sexual Assault Allegations

The 21-year-old Chicago shortstop is being accused by a Chicago woman he met last September.

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Chicago Police Interview Starlin Castro About Sexual Assault Allegations

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, along with many of his teammates, is in town for this weekend’s Cubs Convention.

Before going there, however, he was interviewed by Chicago police regarding sexual assault allegations made by a Chicago woman last September and revealed last week:

Chicago Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro was questioned by Chicago police Thursday night and into Friday morning over allegations of sexual assault, according to WBBM Newsradio in Chicago.

A woman accused Castro, 21, of sexual assault last fall, but no charges have been filed and Castro’s representatives deny the allegation.

When reached by ESPNChicago.com, Chicago police spokesman Robert Perez would not confirm that Castro had been interviewed, per department policy, but he did say that “he’s not under arrest.”

Castro’s attorneys have called the allegations “baseless” and Cubs executive Theo Epstein said, essentially, “no comment”:

“I don’t think it’s the right time or forum to talk about that,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday at a kickoff luncheon for the convention. “As facts develop and the story evolves, there will be an appropriate time to talk about that.”

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Chicago Police Expect To Talk To Starlin Castro This Week

ESPN Chicago reports that Chicago police expect to interview Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro when he’s in town this week for the Cubs Convention, which begins Friday at the Chicago Hilton, regarding sexual assault allegations that were made by a Chicago woman last September.

Cubs executive Theo Epstein had… not much to say on the topic:

“I don’t think it’s the right time or forum to talk about that,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday at a kickoff luncheon for the convention. “As facts develop and the story evolves, there will be an appropriate time to talk about that.”

No charges have been filed in this matter as of yet. At the same luncheon, new Cubs manager Dale Sveum was asked about what it means to be a public figure such as a professional athlete:

“The one thing is that these are grown men,” he said. "I’ve raised my children, and sometimes you do have to treat players like they are your children. As for sometimes guys get misled and they don’t know to handle the off-field activities, so to speak, especially when you’re in a big city like Chicago.

“But you do a lot of talking, and you treat them like your family, so the communication helps out. The bottom line is they are grown men, so they have to grow up on their own sometimes, too.”

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Cubs Issue Statement On Starlin Castro Allegations

The Chicago Cubs have issued a statement Friday morning on the allegations regarding Starlin Castro, via a tweet from CSN Chicago Cubs beat writer Patrick Mooney:

"We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information. While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing."

No charges have been filed against Castro, who has been out of the United States since a few days after the 2011 baseball season ended, spending the offseason in his home country, the Dominican Republic. The original report on these charges, from CBS Chicago and WBBM radio, indicates that Chicago police would like to talk to Castro about the allegations.

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Starlin Castro's Attorneys Respond To Sexual Assault Allegations

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been accused of sexual assault, according to a CBS Chicago report earlier Friday, and posted earlier here at Baseball Nation.

At Hardball Talk, Craig Calcaterra quotes two attorneys for Castro, Jay K. Reisinger and Michael P. Gillespie, who issued the following statement about the allegations:

We are aware of certain allegations that have been made against our client, Starlin Castro. We have thoroughly investigated this matter, and we are confident that these allegations are baseless. Given the sensitive nature of this matter, we cannot comment any further.

As always, we await further developments in this matter; at this time, neither the Cubs nor the Chicago police have made any comment. According to the Cubs website, Castro is among players scheduled to attend the Cubs Convention, which begins in Chicago next Friday, Jan. 13.

Presumably, Castro and his attorneys will address these allegations before the convention begins a week from today.

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Report: Cubs' Starlin Castro Accused Of Sexual Assault

The 21-year-old Chicago shortstop is being accused by a Chicago woman he met last September.

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