John Wetteland, former World Series MVP, arrested on child sex abuse charge, officials say

Fox News | 1/16/2019 | Ryan Gaydos
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Former MLB closer and 1996 World Series MVP John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a child sex abuse charge, authorities said.

Wetteland, 52, is accused of continually sexually abusing a child under the age of 14, the Dallas Morning-News reported, citing Denton County Jail records. He posted a $25,000 bond and was released from the jail the same day he was arrested.

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Wetteland, who was the 1996 World Series MVP for the New York Yankees and remains the Texas Rangers’ all-time leader in saves, retired after the 2000 season and was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2005, according to the Dallas Morning-News. In 12 seasons with the...
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