CHICAGO
01/06/2012 12:25 pm ET

Starlin Castro Sexual Assault Accusation: Police Question Chicago Cubs Shortstop

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is reportedly wanted for questioning by Chicago Police after sexual assault allegations surfaced stemming from an incident last fall.

According to a heavily-redacted police report, a 20-year-old Chicago woman claims that after meeting Castro at a River North nightclub Sept. 29, she and a friend went to Castro's nearby apartment around 3 a.m., where the alleged victim says she blacked out, WBBM Chicago reports. The woman says she awoke to find the 21-year-old athlete sexually assaulting her.

Castro's attorneys issued a statement saying they "are confident that these allegations are baseless," NBC Chicago reports.

The alleged victim reportedly went to the hospital about 12 hours after leaving Castro's apartment, at which point the incident was reported to the police, Fox Chicago reports. By then, Castro was reportedly on a plane bound for the Dominican Republic, where he is currently.

The Cubs issued a statement saying they are aware of the allegations, ESPN Chicago reports:

"While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing."

The investigation is ongoing.

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