Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault that took place last month in Chicago.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the incident is alleged to have occurred on June 17th, when the Pirates were in town to play the Cubs.
A woman reported she had met Kang through an online dating service, went to his hotel room and had a drink with Kang. After about 15 minutes, she blacked out and was in and out of consciousness as he sexually assaulted her, according to Chicago police.
She did not become fully conscious until she was on her way home. She went to a local hospital to have a rape kit completed, and filed a complaint with police about10 days later.
On Tuesday, the Pirates released a statement that said, "We have been made aware of the allegation that has been made against Jung Ho Kang. We take allegations of this type extremely seriously. Pursuant to the Joint MLB/MLBPA Policy on such matters, this matter is exclusively before the Commissioner's Office at this time. We have and will continue to cooperate fully with the Commissioner's Office. ... We all need to be respectful to the police investigation of a very serious allegation."