Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been denied bail and is facing 21 additional felony counts from his alleged sexual assault of a minor.
The bail decision and announcement of additional charges were made at a hearing yesterday in a Pennsylvania courtroom.
The new charges consist of 10 counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, 10 counts of child pornography, and one count of corruption of a minor.
Vazquez pleaded not guilty to the charges and his attorney said he plans to defend Vazquez on the merits of the case, despite the evidence presented against him.
Vazquez’s lawyer indicated while cross-examining a state trooper that he may present evidence that the alleged victim lied about her age and may have shown Vazquez a fake ID but declined to elaborate or comment after the hearing.
Cool—soooooo…what is his -plan for those other 20 counts?
One of which alleges the 28-year-old told police in September that he had "sex but not really" with a then-13-year-old girl in 2017.