Woman who accused Trevor Bauer of sexual assault charged with fraud

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Woman who accused Trevor Bauer of sexual assault charged with fraud

An Arizona woman who accused former MLB pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault has been charged with felony fraud against Bauer and another person, according to an indictment unsealed Monday in the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County.

The indictment, issued by a grand jury in Maricopa County, also charged the woman with felony theft by extortion against the other person, who is not associated with Bauer, his attorney told ESPN.

An arraignment is scheduled for April 26 in Maricopa County.

The woman, who sued Bauer in 2022, accused him of choking her unconscious, raping her and getting her pregnant in late 2020. The woman also alleged four other incidents during which Bauer physically assaulted her, according to court filings that were initially made in December 2022 and updated in June 2023.

Bauer denied the allegations in court records at the time and countersued the woman, accusing her of extortion and of fabricating her pregnancy. He continues to deny any wrongdoing.

According to earlier court filings, the woman’s attorney sent a demand letter to Bauer in January 2022 seeking $3.6 million in payment. That followed two in-person meetings in which she requested $1 million from Bauer. The filings detailed that Bauer had sent the victim $8,761.09 spread out over five Venmo transactions between December 2020 and April 2021 “for alleged medical expenses accrued by” the woman.

The woman was the fourth person to accuse Bauer of sexual assault. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office declined to bring charges against Bauer last February for claims made by a San Diego woman in 2021. Two other women also alleged similar interactions with Bauer in the past, as first reported by the Washington Post. Bauer has denied any wrongdoing.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Bauer in January after he served a 194-game suspension, the longest in the history of Major League Baseball’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. The Dodgers had signed Bauer to a three-year, $102 million deal in February 2021. He currently plays professionally in Mexico.

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