A county in Westmoreland, Penn. the court found Felipe Vazquez guilty on 10 counts of sexual abuse of children, two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of statutory sexual assault, one count of bribery of a minor and one count of indecent assault, selon Wick News.
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The jury did not find him guilty of 10 counts of unlawful contact or communication with a minor.
The jury asked to see photos and videos of the 13-year-old Florida girl on Wednesday night as they deliberated, according to Wink News.
Missouri authorities arrested Vazquez after the Pirates ended their game against the St. Louis Cardinals in February 2019, Yahoo! Des sports reported. The pitcher said at the time that he thought the girl was 17, the age of consent.
CBS Sports reported that Vazquez has more pending charges in Florida and Missouri, but as of now, hes facing decades in prison.
In 2019, the girl sent Vazquez a photo of herself in her underwear.
“Wow look at you,” he said. “This is no longer the little child I met three years ago,” the complaint against him says.
Vazquez also faced an additional pornography charge, according to Yahoo. He allegedly sent videos and photos of himself masturbating naked to a 15-year-old girl in her hotel room.
Eventually, the girl’s mother found out about the underage relationship after she found a photo of Vazquez in her underwear on her daughter’s phone, according to the New York Post.
Today, the girl would be 17, still considered a minor in most states. Vazquez first said he did not remember his name when questioned by police in 2019.
In Florida, the age of sexual consent is 18 years old old, with the age exemption that minors between the ages of 16 and 17 can only have sex with a partner under the age of 23, according to the official website of The age of legal maturity.
Missouri’s age of consent is 17, making it a violation of the law to have sex with anyone 16 and under.
Vazquez was 26 at the time.
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