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Huge Former Baseball Star Arrested On Sickening Child Sex Abuse Charges

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Jena Greene Reporter

Former Yankees pitcher John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a child sex abuse charge.

Wetteland, who was the 1996 World Series MVP and a Texas Rangers Hall of Famer, was charged with allegedly abusing a child under the age of 14 years old multiple times. (RELATED: Star Baseball Played Indicted On Heavy Drug Charges And Making Terroristic Threats. Read The Scary Details)

According to the Dallas Morning News, Wetteland was taken to the Denton County jail where he posted $25,000 bail and was promptly released. It’s unclear who or how many minors Wetteland is accused of abusing.

Here’s a copy of his jail record, released Monday:

Wetteland was considered a born-again Christian and taught Bible school at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas after his career in baseball ended. It’s unclear what sort of relationship he had with his students, if any.

Wetteland also floated around the MLB coaching system, but he was fired from multiple teams, with management citing him as a distraction and a disturbance.

This is a developing situation. Check back for details.

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