Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro sat down with detectives at the Belmont Area Police Headquarters on Thursday night for questioning on sexual assault charges stemming from events that allegedly took place back on September 29, 2011, and according to WBBM Newsradio's Mike Krauser, the questioning continued well into Friday morning. Questioning has waited this long because Castro returned from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday for the first time since the alleged incident in late September.
Castro is accused of sexually assaulting a women after drinking with her at a night club. The woman claimed in the police report that she went to Castro's apartment and after passing out, she woke up to see her attacker, Castro, sexual assaulting her. She screamed and yelled at her attacker to stop, then got away and called a friend for a ride. Twelve hours later, the women went to the hospital where the police then became involved. Castro has released a statement denying the claims as "baseless," while the Cubs have already issued their own statement:
"We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information. While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing."