Posted June 03, 2012

Report: Pablo Sandoval, Giants’ star, could be charged with sexual assault

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The Giants’ Pablo Sandoval could face charges of sexual assault, according to a report. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was questioned by police Friday and could face charges of sexual assault, according to a report by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Sources told CSN Bay Area that the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department is investigating Sandoval and that he could be charged with sexual assault. According to the report, the incident in question happened early Friday morning.

Eric Geffon, Sandoval’s attorney, told CSN Bay Area:

“On Friday, June 1, Pablo Sandoval voluntarily met with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department related to a consensual, personal relationship of a sexual nature that took place on that day. Pablo fully cooperated with the Sheriff’s Department out of respect for the process. We have no further comment at this time.”

Sources told CSN Bay Area that the woman told authorities that she was “too intoxicated to give consent,” according to the report.

Sandoval has been on the disabled list since early May after fracturing a bone in his left hand, and he was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A San Jose this weekend.

Sandoval is batting .316 with five homers and 15 RBI this season. He was leading the Giants in both homers and RBI when he fractured the bone in his hand.

The Giants and Sandoval agreed to a new three-year, $17.15 million contract last winter.