SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13/AP) — San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval has been questioned in an alleged sexual assault that took place in Santa Cruz early Friday morning.

According to the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s department, they received a complaint about an alleged sexual assault at 4:25 Friday morning

The victim told deputies she met with a small group of people in downtown Santa Cruz before going with them to a resort in Aptos where the alleged assault took place.

Sandoval was named as the suspect. Deputies met with Sandoval at the resort and questioned him. He was not detained and was not arrested.

The Sheriff’s office say its investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney when it is complete.

The Santa Cruz County sheriff issued a press release about the incident Saturday after it was reported by Bay Area sports station, CSN Bay Area.

Sandoval’s attorney Eric Geffon told CSN Bay Area told CSN Bay Area that Sandoval met with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department regarding what the lawyer refers to as a consensual sexual relationship.

Sandoval is on the disabled list as he recovers from May 4 surgery to remove a broken bone in his left hand. Manager Bruce Bochy said before Saturday’s game with the Cubs that Sandoval was in Stockton to play for Class-A San Jose as designated hitter — his first rehab game — and could return as soon as Friday if all goes well.


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