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Report: Pirates Infielder Under Investigation In Chicago Sexual Assault Case

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is under investigation by the Chicago police for an alleged sexual assault that took place last month.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the alleged assault took place while the Pirates were in Chicago last month. The Tribune says Kane and the woman met through a dating app. Kang invited the woman to his hotel room and served the woman an alcoholic drink. The woman said she blacked out a short time later. Kang then allegedly sexually assaulted her as she drifted in and out of consciousness.

The Tribune says the woman went to the hospital to have a rape kit done two days after the assault allegedly took place.

Kang has not been charged with anything at this time, and his status with the Pirates remains unchanged.

Pirates president Frank Coonelly released the following statement Tuesday:

"We have been made aware of the allegation that has been made against Jung Ho Kang. We take allegations of this type extremely seriously. Pursuant to the Joint MLB/MLBPA Policy on such matters, this matter is exclusively before the Commissioner's Office at this time. We have and will continue to cooperate fully with the Commissioner's Office. As a result of the ongoing police investigation, we cannot comment further at this time. We have also advised our staff and our players that they should not comment on the matter either. We all need to be respectful to the police investigation of a very serious allegation."


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