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Ex-MLB Pitcher John Wetteland Charged With One Count Of Felony Child Abuse

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Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland is charged with one count of continuous sex abuse of a child under the age of 14. He was booked into a Denton County jail and released on bond yesterday, according to jail records.

Bartonville, Texas, police chief Bobby Dowell said in a press release that the department began investigating on Jan. 9. According to the probable cause affidavit, a person had reported to authorities that Wetteland had sexually assaulted him three times when he was a young child. Police investigated and got a warrant for Wetteland’s arrest on Saturday.

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Assistant district attorney Michael Moore said that prosecutors had been in contact with police but the case hadn’t been formally filed with his office yet.

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