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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pablo Sandoval Will Not Be Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM

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It's been a good week for Pablo "Kung Fu Panda" Sandoval. On Tuesday, he helped lead the National League to a Giant blowout in the All-Star game, and today, investigators say there is insufficient evidence to arrest him for alleged sexual assault.

On June 1, a 21-year-old Santa Cruz native filed a sexual assault complaint against Sandoval. She told investigators that she had met with a small group of people, including Sandoval, in downtown Santa Cruz on May 31. Later, they went to the Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, where she claimed that he sexually assaulted her.

Deputies questioned a cooperative Sandoval at the Aptos resort and later at the Sheriff's Office with his attorneys present.

Sandoval's lawyer, Eric Geffon, previously said that the sex was consensual.

At the time, Sandoval was rehabbing his broken bone left hand, which explains why he wasn't with the Giants.

"The Sheriff's Office conducted interviews and collected biological and physical evidence, some of which was analyzed by the California Department of Justice," Deputy April Skalland, spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office, said in a press release today.

The Sheriff's Office forwarded the investigation to prosecutors for their review, recommending that charges not be filed against Sandoval. Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee said they are "in the process of making that decision" now.

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