52-year-old former baseball star John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge

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Former Rangers pitcher John Wetteland has been charged and arrested in a child sex abuse case. According to Bartonville Police, the police officials got a reference of the case from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services this month.
 

On Initial investigation, 52-year old John Wetteland was arrested for the continuous sexual abuse of a minor relative under 14. Records state that Wetteland was arrested and released on a bond of $25,000 at Denton County Sheriff’s office. His arrest warrant affidavit confirmed that alleged victim when 4 to 6 years old was sexually assaulted between October 2004 and October 2006 at his Bartonville home. Now the victim who is an adult gave his statement in front of Denton County Child Advocacy Center on January 10, 2019.
 
Wetteland is a divorcee who remarried later. His ex-wife refused to comment. His daughter said that it would be better if the officials ask for her father’s comments directly. But when the media approached him, he was unreachable.
 
About Wetteland’s career
 
Wetteland's career started with LA Dodgers in 1989. He played for New York Yankees and won MVP at the World Series in the year 1996. The same year, Rangers signed him and he was then included in the club’s Hall of Fame in 2005 after winning four seasons for his team through 1997 and 2001. 
 

He later finished playing with Rangers and then started working as a bullpen coach for other teams. According to Texas Rangers, they are no longer in connection with Wetteland.
 
Wetteland then started giving Bible classes at Liberty Christian School in Argyle. The name of the school is not mentioned in the police records. No suspicious activity by Wetteland has been reported so far from the school.

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