Testimony In Court Documents Accuses Pete Rose Of Statutory Rape

David Hookstead | Reporter

Allegations in recently released court documents claim infamous baseball player Pete Rose committed statutory rape against a teenage girl.

The testimony in the court documents comes directly from the alleged victim, who claims the relationship began in her early teenage years, according to documents obtained by USA Today.

The unnamed alleged victim testified, “In 1973, when I was 14 or 15 years old, I received a phone call from Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds. Sometime after that, Pete Rose and I began meeting at a house in Cincinnati. It was at that house where, before my sixteenth birthday, Pete Rose began a sexual relationship with me. This sexual relationship lasted for several years. Pete Rose also met me in locations outside of Ohio where we had sex.”

The documents are part of a civil defamation case against John Dowd, who was tasked by the MLB to investigate whether or not Rose was betting on baseball games, according to the same USA Today report. The former Cincinnati Reds star was eventually banned for life over the gambling allegations.

Rose’s entire legacy has been tarred due to the fact he received a lifetime ban for gambling, but allegations of statutory rape are a lot harder to shake than simple gambling stuff. Not a great day for Rose at all.

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