DETROIT, MI – Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced today that former Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed will face two counts of criminal sexual conduct.
The alleged assault happened in March of 2014 in a Motor City Casino Hotel room. A 45 year old woman, whom 28 year old Reed met in a Royal Oak bar, has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a room at the hotel.
The woman alleges she consumed several drinks while in Reeds company that evening before blacking out. The next morning the woman went to police after she woke up in the hotel room where Reed sexually assaulted her. The woman alleges that at 7:30 that morning, Reed sexually assaulted her in the hotel and then told her to leave.
Numerous witnesses have been interviewed and surveillance footage reviewed during the investigation. Evan Reed is charged under the theory that he committed sexual penetration through force or coercion, knowing that the woman was unable to consent.
Arrangements are being made for Reed to turn himself in. Reed is not scheduled for arraignment today. If convicted of the charges, Evan Reed could face 15 years in prison.
Reed is currently with the Toledo Mud Hens, the Detroit Tigers Triple-A farm team. Given how serious the charges are, the Detroit Tigers organization is closely monitoring the situation. Reed was demoted to the team in June.