MLB star Wander Franco 'is CHARGED with sexual abuse and sexual exploitation against a minor'

Tampa Bay Rays superstar Wander Franco has been formally charged with sexual abuse and sexual exploitation against a minor, according to ESPN.

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BREAKING NEWS MLB star Wander Franco 'is CHARGED with sexual abuse and sexual exploitation against a minor' READ MORE: Franco placed on administrative leave by the Tampa Bay Rays READ MORE: Franco shares clip of himself playing baseball in the DR By Ben Nagle Published: 21:49 EDT, 9 July 2024 | Updated: 21:59 EDT, 9 July 2024 e-mail View comments Tampa Bay Rays superstar Wander Franco has been formally charged with sexual abuse and sexual exploitation against a minor, according to ESPN. Franco is still being paid his $2million salary, despite not appearing in an MLB game since allegations first surfaced last summer. He remains under contract through 2032 and is reportedly owed $174m.

He is alleged to have had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl and paid her mother thousands of dollars for her consent. The Prosecutor's Office in the Dominican Republic had 15 days to file formal charges against Franco, and that process has now been completed, paving the way for the MLB star to face trial in his native country. Franco was initially suspended by the Rays before being placed on administrative leave through June 1 - per an agreement between MLB and the MLBPA, according to ESPN.



Wander Franco has been formally charged with sexual abuse against a minor He allegedly had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl and paid her mother for her consent Allegations of money laundering and sexual exploitation, meanwhile, were dismissed earlier this year, after Franco was released from jail. H.