Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang is under investigation in connection with an alleged sexual assault that took place in Chicago last month. A police spokesman confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Kang is being investigated, but has not been arrested or charged with a crime.


The Tribune has more details:

According to police, the Chicago woman met Kang through Bumble, a location-based dating app that allows only women to initiate conversations. Kang invited the woman to his Magnificent Mile hotel room on June 17, hours after the Pirates had lost a day game to the Cubs.

The woman told investigators she arrived at Kang’s room at the Westin Hotel around 10 p.m. and he served her an alcoholic drink, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. She said she blacked out about 15 to 20 minutes later, then drifted in and out of consciousness as he sexually assaulted her.

She told police she did not fully awaken until she was in a taxi and on her way home, according to Guglielmi.

The police spokesman said the woman got a rape kit done on June 19, and filed a complaint 10 days later.


The Pirates released the following statement in response to the news:

The Pirates played a three-game series against the Cubs in Chicago from June 17-19.


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[Chicago Tribune]