Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, currently playing for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, will be be charged with two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct.
The charges stem from an incident which occurred Sunday, March 30 at the Motor City Casino hotel in downtown Detroit. The 28-year-old Reed is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a 45-year old woman whom he had met in Royal Oak earlier in the evening. The case was turned over to the prosecutor's office in May and a warrant request issued.
Reed is making arrangements to turn himself over to authorities. If convicted, Reed could serve up to a maximum of 15 years in prison.
To this point, Reed and his representatives have reportedly cooperated with the ongoing investigation. Reed has not commented on the latest charges.
The Detroit Tigers have released a statement on the Reed matter:
"As an organization, we take matters like this very seriously and we are closely monitoring the situation. Evan Reed's representatives are handling his legal proceeding that must run its course before there is any further comment from the ballclub."
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