And things just keep getting worse for Tampa Bay Rays star shortstop Wander Franco.
Back on July 17th, a complaint was filed against Franco from a girl who was 14-years-old, saying that she was in a relationship with the shortstop.
According to ESPN,another girl told the specialized prosecutor’s office for boys, girl and adolescents that she also had a relationship with the 22-year-old, and the Dominican Republic launched its own investigation into the allegations.
And now, there’s a THIRD minor girl that’s the subject of an investigation. The third girl has yet to speak to authorities, but they are still investigating her relationship with Franco.
Prosecutors from the division that investigates crimes against children plan to speak with Franco in the coming weeks.
The age of consent in the Dominican Republic is 18, and anybody over that age who engages in a sexual relationship with a minor can be charged criminally.
The MLB placed Franco on administrative leave on August 22nd, and he hasn’t played a game since August 12th, pending the results of a league investigation. The league normally waits for a criminal investigation is concluded to discipline players under its joint policy with the MLB Players Association.
Needless to say, Franco could be in some serious trouble here in the coming months, especially considering there’s now three females involved.