1/5 Castro wanted for questioning
Starlin Castro is wanted for questioning after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Sept. 29, an allegation the Cubs’ shortstop’s lawyers called “baseless.” WBBM Newsradio reported the story exclusively on Friday. No criminal charges have been filed against Castro, 21, who left Chicago for the Dominican Republic on Sept. 30. The Cubs finished the regular season Sept. 28 in San Diego.
Castro’s representatives from Wasserman Media Group issued this statement: “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 these allegations are baseless. Given the sensitive nature of this matter, we cannot comment any further.”
The Cubs also issued a statement to WBBM: “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’re hopeful that when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”
According to the police report, the woman was drinking with friends at a River North nightclub in Chicago on Sept. 29 when she met Castro. Sources said the woman and a friend left the bar at 3 a.m. and went to Castro’s nearby apartment. The woman told police that she passed out, and when she came to, the alleged offender was sexually assaulting her. She yelled, and left the apartment around 5:30 a.m. Twelve hours later, she went to a hospital and contacted police.
– Carrie Muskat