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

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


AFTER RELEASING PART OF THE PHONE CALL HE HAD WITH THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT. THE BREAKING DETAILS FROM THE NEWS CONFERENCE THAT JUST ENDED. FIRST, BREAKING NEWS AT HOME. PIRATES CLOSER FELIPE VAZQUEZ JUST FACE THE JUDGE IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY AND FOUND OUT HE HAS TO STAY BEHIND BARS. HE IS ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING AN UNDERAGE GIRL. MELANIE MARSALKO WAS THERE AND JOINS US LIVE WITHOUT HIS CASE MOVED FORWARD TODAY. Reporter: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE SEEN THE PIRATES PICTURES SINCE HE WAS PICKED UP AND ARRESTED LAST WEEK. HE WAS JUST MOVED BACK TO WESTMORELAND COUNTY TWO DAYS AGO AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE IS FACED A JUDGE IN PERSON. Reporter: SUSPENDED PIRATES PITCHER FELIPE VAZQUEZ HAD HIS HAND AND HEAD DOWN WHEN HE FACED THE JUDGE ON THE FIRST TIME. ON HIS WAY BACK, HE WALKED OUT WITH A GRIN ON HIS FACE. HE WAS BEING HELD IN THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY JAIL ORDERED BACK TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO WESTMORELAND COUNTY EARLY THIS WEEK. AN INTERPRETER HELPED AND SAID HE EXCHANGED INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES AND MESSAGES WITH A 13- YEAR-OLD GIRL. HE IS ACCUSED OF MEETING WITH THE GIRL OUTSIDE HER HOME AND ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER IN HIS CAR IN 2017. THE VICTIM LIVES IN FLORIDA WHERE THE CHARGERS ARE NOW. PROSECUTORS OR THE DEFENSE DID NOT CHALLENGE LEAVING HIM WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF HIM GETTING OUT OF PRISON. GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE CHARGES AND EVERYTHING PENDING AT THIS TIME, ANY FURTHER COMMENT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE. Reporter: FELIPE VAZQUEZ WILL BE BACK HERE FOR HIS

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