Cubs’ Castro To Be Questioned About Alleged Rape

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than three months ago, was back in town on Thursday and sources said he’s either already been interviewed by detectives or will be soon.

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Castro flew in from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, returning to Chicago for the first time since late September.

The woman, who is in her 20s, has claimed that she was drinking with friends at a River North nightclub on the night of Sept. 29 when she met Castro.

Sources say she and a friend left the bar at 3 a.m. the following morning and went to the 21-year-old Castro’s apartment on State Street nearby. The woman claimed she passed out at Castro’s apartment and woke up screaming, finding him on top of her.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports

Detectives have been waiting to interview Castro ever since the woman came forward hours after the alleged attack. By the time the woman told her story to detectives, Castro was already on a plane headed home for the offseason.

For nearly 3 ½ months, the case has been idle as detectives waited for Castro to return to Chicago.

Castro was expected to return for the Cubs Convention, which starts Friday.

His lawyers have insisted he did nothing wrong.

Castro’s attorneys, Jay K. Reisinger and Michael P. Gillespie, issued the following statement on behalf of their client:

“We are aware of certain allegations that have been made against our client, Starlin Castro. We have thoroughly investigated this matter, and we are confident that these allegations are baseless. Given the sensitive nature of this matter, we cannot comment any further.”

A heavily redacted police report on the alleged assault offers little information.

It says that when the woman woke up she screamed and yelled at her alleged attacker, and left the apartment at about 5:30 a.m. getting a ride home from her friend.

It would be 12 hours before the alleged victim would go to a hospital, and police would become involved.

By then, it is believed that Castro was on a plane, heading home to the Dominican Republic for the offseason.

Last week, when the allegations became public, the Cubs released the following statement:

“We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information. While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”

  • Barry Brown

    Starlin went home she didn’t DUH

    • Afro


  • Zatso

    Trade him before he gets you zilch.

    This, plus the the sophomre jinx will get you a HAND of bananas.

    And the girl is a lawyer’s dream case.


  • Jose

    Just watch. The accuser is going to be the same clown that said Bieber touched her. She’s going to be on Cristina on Telemundo telling her story.

    • Jose

      Her: ..and *sniff* he touched me…

      Cristina: La put@ mentirosa dice que le toco pero y sabemos que son mentiras. I’m sorry, go on, so what else happened? Here’s a tissue.

    • Lyndia

      Why don’t you go back in the portable toilet where you belong.

  • Jose



    this isn`t television`s SVU Chicago dosen`t have one,Mr Castro going to skate!!

  • non

    Castros defense, me no speek engliz

  • Judy

    I am not blaming the victim, but if you get drunk AND GO TO A MAN’S APARTMEMT, DRUNK, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN?
    Give me a break, this woman could not be that dumb. If she did not want to have sex with him, she should have taken her drunk azz home.

  • Aaron Lowe

    WBBM should stop reporting he wasn’t in the country since the end of the season. He was.

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