Police in the Dominican Republic questioned eight Texas Rangers minor league prospects after the discovery of a video in which a group of players were reportedly shown to be sexually assaulting an underage teammate.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that prosecutors intend to charge four of the players who, according to the article, held down the underage player and masturbated him. A video of the incident was, per the report, posted to Snapchat.
The report cites sources who claim that this was not an isolated incident. Venezuelan and Colombian players who were new to the team were targeted, according to the Yahoo! Sports sources. Several of these players were apparently underaged.
In a statement provided to Yahoo! Sports, the Rangers said that they “became aware of an incident at our Academy in the Dominican Republic and we acted promptly to open an investigation. We have reported the incident and are cooperating fully with Major League Baseball and the authorities in the Dominican Republic.”
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