Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez was arrested in Pittsburgh on felony charges of pornography and soliciting a child, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Tuesday.
The FDLE issued a statement saying it began its investigation into Vazquez in August after obtaining information that the pitcher reportedly had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl in Lee County, Florida. The girl, now 15, allegedly was continuing to have a relationship with Vazquez via text messaging and received a video from him in July in which he is shown performing a sex act, according to the police statement.
In the police affidavit, it says girl's mother found texts, photographs and the video sent by Vazquez to her daughter. On July 23, the mother "sent a text message, to include a screenshot of the photographs" to Vazquez to inform him that her daughter was a minor.