Feb 8, 2022 - Sports

Dodgers' Trevor Bauer won't face charges after sexual abuse allegation

Trevor Bauer. Photo: Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will not face criminal charges for allegedly beating and sexually abusing a San Diego woman after prosecutors said they were unable to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt, AP reports.

Driving the news: The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office went over evidence from the civil restraining order proceedings and witness statements before determining there wasn't enough evidence to win a conviction, per AP.

  • The district attorney’s office looked into felony assault and sodomy charges on an unconscious person as well as a domestic violence charge, according to the case's charge evaluation worksheet.

Flashback: A woman alleged Bauer assaulted her on two occasions after meeting on social media, but he denied the allegations.

What's next: Although law enforcement did not charge Bauer, he still faces a potential suspension pending the results of MLB's investigation, AP writes.

  • “MLB’s investigation is ongoing, and we will comment further at the appropriate time,” the league said in a statement Tuesday.
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