Wander Franco The Rays shortstop is guilty, according to some supporters, while others believe it was extortion against a wealthy player.
Wander Franco The inquiry into Wander Franco, an All-Star shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays, is in its early stages and might take months.
Recio, who is also a general editor for ESPN Deportes in the Dominican Republic, suggested acquiring legal representation for Wander Franco on Wednesday if he doesn’t already have one.
It’s crucial to realize that under our laws, partnerships between a juvenile and an adult cannot be voluntary, said Recio. There are no compensating circumstances.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic who are monitoring the situation say they are unable to reveal specifics while they are conducting their investigation, gathering data, and verifying other information.
The Attorney General’s Office said: “For the time being, we ask for your understanding as any information disclosed could impede the process.”
In accordance with Law 136-03, which specifies the Code for the Protection and Fundamental Rights of Children and Adolescents, relationships between adults and adolescents less than 18 are not permitted in the Dominican Republic. In accordance with this code, fines and two to five year prison terms are both permitted. Such relationships are categorized by Dominican authorities as sexual abuse. This holds true even if the minor gives permission.
According to El Nuevo Diario, a party from Major League Baseball visited the Dominican Republic’s southern coast on Monday as part of the league’s inquiry. Peravia is also home to the National Agency for Boys, Girls, Adolescents and Family and Gender Violence Unit’s office, which is in charge of the Wander Franco investigation and is presided over by Dominican judge Olga Diná Llaveras, an expert in child abuse cases.
Recio claims that in a nation where baseball is the most popular sport, this is the first incidence of problems regarding minors involving a Dominican baseball player that has come to public attention. The sport of baseball, called as “pelota” in the Caribbean country, is frequently seen as an opportunity to escape poverty and pursue better prospects.
Social media allegations that claimed Wander Franco had been having an inappropriate contact with a youngster in the Dominican Republic went viral on Sunday. The next day, Wander Franco and the Rays reached an understanding that he would “take leave from the club” and be put on the restricted list for at least a week while Major League Baseball’s inquiry was ongoing. Depending on how the inquiry is going, that moratorium might be extended. Franco will be compensated by the Rays while he is on the restricted list.
Some Dominicans think Wander Franco is guilty, while others say the accusations against him are the result of extortion against a powerful player.
Enrique Rojas, a Dominican correspondent for ESPN Deportes who resides in Central Florida, asserted that baseball is a traditional and family-friendly sport.
While some people might be unaffected by a damaged reputation, in baseball, that’s not the case. A baseball player being involved in such a relationship is unusual, according to Rojas. And even in this liberal nation, there is a stringent prohibition against crimes involving sexual contact with children.
But one thing is certain: Baseball is a traditional and family-friendly sport, according to Central Florida-based Dominican correspondent Enrique Rojas for ESPN Deportes.
It’s uncommon to hear of a baseball player having a relationship like that, according to Rojas. And there is a severe policy prohibiting crimes involving sexual activity with kids, especially in this country’s liberal society.
Francisco Martinez, a 54-year-old Dominican from Tampa who also feels Wander Franco is not innocent, claimed some girls may go to great lengths for money and fame.
51-year-old Seffner resident Wendy Dominguez referred to Wander Franco’s involvement in the dispute as terrible.
He ought to be aware that crossing that border is improper.