Police seized an iPhone and a MacBook Pro they say belonged to Vazquez, and a search of those devices led to the additional charges; 10 counts of child pornography, 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor and a single charge of corruption of minors. Vazquez was originally arrested in September for engaging in sexual activity with a minor and was subsequently placed on the restricted list by MLB. He is being held without bail. Vazquez has been charged in Lee County, Florida with one count of computer pornography, solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. Pirates president Frank Coonelly released a statement saying, "Today we were made aware of an active law enforcement investigation involving Felipe Vazquez and his subsequent arrest. We take this matter, and these charges in particular, extremely seriously. We have informed the Commissioner's Office of the investigation and arrest. We need to be respectful to all involved and the ongoing legal proceeding. As a result, the organization, our staff and players cannot comment any further at this time.
Vazquez is already facing over 20 child pornography charges in Florida
His sister, Prescilla, represents him as his agent Was selected to the National League All-Star team for the first time in his career His 37 saves were the most by a LHP in club history previous high was 24 by Mike Gonzalez in and the fifth-highest single season total overall Ranked third among National League pitchers in saves and sixth among all Major League pitchers Ranked second behind Colorado's Wade Davis 63 in games finished 60 in the N. Held left-handed batters to a. Posted five multi-inning saves for the second straight season Tied for fourth among National League relief pitchers with his 89 strikeouts; the second-highest total in club history for a left-handed relief pitcher behind Rod Scurry 94 in San Diego; gave up four runs three earned without retiring a batter in an loss Went for in save opportunities, posted a 1.
The lawyer for former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez said 11 criminal charges related to allegations that he and a teenage girl exchanged sexually explicit text messages should be dismissed over jurisdictional issues. In court documents filed this week, defense attorney Gary Gerson said those charges related to alleged crimes that occurred while neither Vazquez nor his juvenile accuser were in Pennsylvania. Vazquez, according to the defense, was with the Pirates in St. Louis while his accuser was living in Florida when the alleged text messages were exchanged, according to Gerson. Vazquez is accused of having improper sexual contact with a year-old girl in Scottdale in and two years later with the same girl after she moved to Florida. He also is charged with pornography offenses after police found pictures of the teen in his possession and sexually explicit photographs of him on her cellphone. In all, police in Pennsylvania charged Vazquez with 25 counts associated with those allegations said to have occurred over two years, ending in
Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez is facing an additional child pornography charge in St. Louis to go along with over 20 other charges from Florida prosecutors. On Thursday, St. Louis authorities confirmed that Vazquez had been charged with furnishing pornographic materials to a juvenile in February after sending pornographic photos to a minor there last summer, according to Rich Cholodofsky of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. That charge is a Class A misdemeanor in Missouri. The records show that the alleged crime took place on July 16 while the Pirates were in town to play the St. Louis Cardinals. Vasquez allegedly sent photos to a year girl, who used to live in Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania. Vazquez has been held in Westmoreland County Prison since last September without bail after being arrested for allegedly sending explicit photos to, soliciting sex from, and engaging in sexual activity with an underage female. Florida prosecutors originally wanted Vazquez extradited to the state, but Westmoreland County judge Rita Hathaway denied that request and wants the pitcher to remain in Westmoreland County until the charges are dealt with.