Starlin Castro part of Assault Investigation

Young Cubs star Starlin Castro is being investigated by the Chicago police for the accused sexual assault of a woman last fall.

WBBM 780 AM was first to report the story. The woman was drinking with friends at a River North nightclub where she met Castro, then returned to his apartment. The alleged victim then blacked out, and found Castro sexually assaulting her.

The woman got a ride home from a friend at around 5:30 a.m. and did not go to the hospital until 12 hours later. Castro was on a plane back to the Dominican Republic by then, and has not yet been interviewed by police.

The Cubs have made a statement regarding the situation.

“We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information. While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”

Castro is set to return from his winter home in the Dominican republic next week to attend the upcoming Cubs convention.

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