Sexual assault hearing set for Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher
FILE: In a photo taken with a fisheye lens, Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed (57) signs autographs for fans after the team's first full-squad workout of baseball spring training in Lakeland, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:09PM EDT
DETROIT -- A preliminary hearing has been set for Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed on a sexual assault charge.
Reed is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel. He's charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Reed's probable cause hearing is set for Thursday morning in a Detroit court. A not guilty plea was entered for him last month during an arraignment.
Reed appeared in 27 games for the Tigers before being assigned to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the 28-year-old Reed had sex with a 45-year-old woman he met at a bar March 30. Worthy says the woman was incapacitated after drinking and unable to give consent.
Reed's lawyer says the sex was consensual, and Reed calls the allegations "absurd."