Two Rockies Minor Leaguers Charged With First-Degree Rape

CBS Chicago

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two Asheville Tourists baseball players are accused of raping a woman at their apartment.

The Asheville Police Department says Michael Mason and Jesse Meaux were charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sex offense. Both of the relief pitchers are 23 years old. They are being held at the Buncombe County jail on $100,000 bond each.

A court hearing is set for Friday.

According to arrest reports released by the department, the alleged rape occurred early last Saturday.

The Colorado Rockies said in a statement that the Major League team and its affiliate are shocked and deeply concerned by the allegations. It has suspended both players. Both organizations are working with authorities.

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