Giants All-Star Sandoval Investigated for Aptos Sexual Assault

A woman filed a complaint that she was assaulted at the Seascape Resort in Aptos, according to reports. Sandoval has been questioned. No charges are filed.

A woman reported she was sexually assaulted by Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval at the Seascape Resort early Friday morning, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.

No charges have been filed, according to sheriff's deputy April Skalland.

"On Friday, June 1, 2012 at approximately 4:45 a.m. a complaint of sexual assault was received by the Sheriff's Office," Lt. Fred Plageman wrote in a press release. "The victim met with a small group of people in downtown Santa Cruz on Thursday night and went to a resort with them in Aptos, California where the incident was alleged to have occurred. Pablo Sandoval, age 25, San Francisco, California, was the suspect named in the complaint."

Deputies questioned Sandoval at the resort and let him go, filing no charges.The sheriff's press release said that Sandoval cooperated in the investigation and that the investigation would be referred to the District Attorney.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sandoval's attorney confirmed that Sandoval had relations with the woman.

"On Friday, June 1, Pablo Sandoval voluntarily met with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department related to a consensual, personal relationship of a sexual nature that took place on that day," Sandoval's attorney Eric Geffon said in statement.

The Chronicle, quoting CSN Bay Area, also reported that the woman was treated at a local hospital and was too intoxicated to have consented to sex.

 The Associated Press reported speaking with Sandoval briefly Saturday.

"He made a statement. I cannot talk about those things," Sandoval said, referring to his attorney when the third baseman was reached by phone. "I'm just concentrating on my game and getting back to the team right now."

Sandoval, nicknamed "Kung Fu Panda," is on the disabled list and is a favorite of Giants fans.

According to the Associated Press, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said before Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs that Sandoval was in Stockton play as the desingated hitter in for Class-A San Jose, his first rehab game. He could be back in the Giants lineup as soon as Friday if his injured hand heals well.

Sandoval, who was a first-time All-Star in 2011, signed a $17.5 million, three-year contract over the winter.

Patricia June 03, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Sad situation. A 'VIP' becomes involved in a questionable situation which makes it difficult to believe either the VIP or the 'alleged' victim. Who put themself in the position of supposedly being violated? Too much drink most certainly clouds the issue and makes it difficult to corraborate the fact that a crime had been committed. Needless to say many VIPs have been aggressive in such circumstances because they have a feeling of power but by the same token, the 'supposed' victims should be able to see the dangers that could arise from their carelessness in choosing to be alone with the 'alleged' attacker. Either way, who is to be believed? Being with a 'star' might make a person feel very special but should also make the person very cautious. Sadly two people each have a different story and if caution had been in place, there would be no such report of a 'supposed' crime having taken place.
pablo sand June 04, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Just like a woman. She smells his money and that's all it takes to motivate her to go after it. Put her away in jail for awhile and give her time to think about what she is doing!
David H. Perez June 04, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Pablo - That is a very ignorant statement to make without knowing all the facts of the case. Statements like that make you sound like a domestic abuser.


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