WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) - The older brother of Boston Red Sox
second baseman Dustin Pedroia is facing child molestation charges.
Woodland police say 30-year-old Brett Pedroia was booked at the
Yolo County jail on Jan. 9 two counts of oral copulation and lewd
acts with a child under age 14.
He was released on $50,000 bail and a court hearing was set for
February 4, 2009.
The crimes allegedly took place four years ago, but the alleged
victim only recently told one of his parents, who contacted
Dustin Pedroia was the 2007 American League rookie of the year
and the league's most valuable player in 2008.
The Yolo County district attorney's office did not respond to
telephone messages from The Associated Press Monday inquiring
whether Brett Pedroia is represented by an attorney.
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