In January, it was reported that Starlin Castro was the subject of a sexual assault claim, stemming from a September 2011 incident. Castro has since been interviewed by police, and the case has been more fully investigated.
Today, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office revealed that Castro will not be charged.
“The State’s Attorney’s office in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department conducted a comprehensive review and investigation and as a result found insufficient evidence to bring forth criminal charges,” said spokeswoman Sally Daly, according to the Sun-Times.
The office spoke to “any available witness,” said Daly, according to the Tribune. Daly added that “all of the facts of the case were examined very closely, [and] the review of the case was exhaustive.”
Paul Kinzer, Castro’s agent, said he was relieved to hear the news.
“That’s the way we all felt,” Kinzer said of the decision, and his confidence that the result would be a positive one. “We were confident. It’s taken a while. They had to take care of their business …. We’re just happy they got it right. If it takes time, then whatever, to make sure they got it right …. Obviously, it hasn’t been a distraction. He’s a remarkable kid. Nothing distracts him. He’s very focused.’’
This is good news for the Chicago Cubs and for Castro. Let’s be thoughtful before making comments.