Former Yankees World Series MVP Arrested For Sexually Abusing Child

Former Yankees MVP John Wetteland was arrested for sexually abusing a child to whom he was related.

Denton, TX – Former All-Star pitcher and Yankees’ 1996 World Series MVP John Wetteland has been charged with sexually abusing a young male relative.

The alleged abuse occurred between October of 2004 and October of 2006, the New York Post reported.

The child was between four and six years old when Wetteland allegedly sexually abused him, according to the arrest affidavit.

The victim claimed he was assaulted by Wetteland when the former pitcher would return from work trips.

“[The victim] stated that his [attacker] was gone most of the year for work responsibilities and would return for about a month at a time,” the affidavit said, according to the New York Post.

The baseball great has been accused of forcing the little boy to perform a sex act on him on three different occasions in the master bathroom shower of his residence.

The New York Post reported that Wetteland was living in Bartonville and serving on the Calvary Chapel board of directors when the alleged abuse occurred.

He was taken into custody Jan. 14 and posted a $25,000 bond for his release a few hours later.

Wetteland and his former wife, Michele, have four children. They divorced in 2015.

He now lives in the Dallas suburb of Trophy Club, according to ESPN.

Wetteland earned an estimated $33.5 million during his 11-year playing career.

He pitched in three All-Star games and was the 1996 World Series MVP when he pitched in five games and had four saves in leading the Yankees to victory over the Atlanta Braves in six games.

Wetteland was inducted into the Texas Rangers’ Hall of Fame in 2005, during the same timeframe when the alleged abuse of the child was taking place.

After that, he coached baseball at Liberty Christian School in Texas and taught Bible studies, the New York Post reported.

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PastLivesMatter
PastLivesMatter

Somehow, I suspect this is not the end of the story...

jinx73
jinx73

accused ?? 13/14 yrs.ago ??

Anaid
Anaid

So the kid is now almost 25? He is speaking now? Is this is true the beisball player must of done it with other kids or the young man got piss of and lied about him.These predators do not do these deeds once or with only one child.Keep investigating.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If we're lucky he'll consider ending it all while he's out on bail.

America1st
America1st

I’m NOT saying he is innocent! BUT, I hate it that news can post these kinds of things before ALL the truths come out. What IF the kid or parents made up the story? This guy is already ruined for life. IF he is guilty, HANG HIM but until then he is innocent.

HonestC
HonestC

Y'all need to stop blaming the kid. I was abused at the same age by a relative and didn't tell anyone until I was 36. How hard it is to tell your family a loved one is a monster.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

You people are pathetic!!!!!! If you've never been sexually molested or abused then you have no idea what the hell you are talking about!!! Stop blaming the victim!! Most victims have been threatened with violence, death, humiliation or anything their abuser can think of to keep their victim quiet. My step father held a revolver to my head. The shame sometimes is enough to keep some victims quiet. Every situation and every person is different. We all react differently!! It took me wanting to commit suicide to finally tell somebody.

Freepetta
Freepetta

Didn’t y’all ever hear of innocent before he is proven guilty in a court of law? I am reserving judgment until I hear the facts. Until then these are allegations .