AL MVP's Brother Arrested for Molestation

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia reacts with first base coach Luis Alicia, left, after hitting a home run during the first inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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The older brother of AL MVP Dustin Pedroia is facing child molestation charges.

Woodland police say 30-year-old Brett Pedroia was booked at the
Yolo County jail Jan. 9 on 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
Feb. 4.

The crimes allegedly took place four years ago, but the alleged
victim only recently told one of his parents, who contacted

A Gold Glove second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, Dustin
Pedroia followed up his 2007 AL Rookie of the Year Award by winning
league MVP honors last year.

It wasn't known whether Brett Pedroia is represented by an
attorney. The Yolo County district attorney's office didn't return
telephone messages.