Child Sex Abuse Trial Scheduled for Former Texas Rangers Pitcher John Wetteland

Texas Rangers Hall of Fame pitcher John Karl Wetteland is scheduled to return to a Denton County courtroom in March to stand trial on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.The trial, which will be overseen by Judge Brody Shanklin, is set to begin March 2, according to court records.Bartonville police arrested Wetteland, 52, in January on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. He was indicted in March on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.The accuser told police that Wetteland had forced them to perform a sex act on him three times between 2004 and 2006, beginning when the child was just 4. The abuse allegedly took place at Wetteland's home in Bartonville, about 10 miles south of Denton. Wetteland's attorney, Derek Adame, maintained his client's innocence at an arraignment hearing in May, and said he was looking forward to disproving the accusations in court."What they've accused him of, the only thing worse is murder," Adame said after the hearing. "He was completely shocked [by the allegations]."  Continue reading...

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