Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was interviewed by sheriff's deputies in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz after a woman named him as the suspect in a complaint, authorities said Saturday.
Lt. Fred Plageman of the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Sandoval was questioned at the oceanfront Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos early Friday and cooperated with authorities. He was not arrested or detained.
Eric Geffon, Sandoval's attorney, called the incident a "consensual, personal relationship of a sexual nature" in a statement. "Pablo fully cooperated with the Sheriff's Department," Geffon said. "We have no further comment at this time."
According to deputies, the unnamed woman met a small group of people that included Sandoval in downtown Santa Cruz on Thursday night and went with them to the Aptos resort, where the alleged assault occurred.
The woman filed the complaint at 4:25 a.m. Friday. Deputies said Sandoval was questioned by detectives at the resort and later at the sheriff's office, with his attorneys present.
On Saturday, the 25-year-old third baseman, who is currently on the disabled list after hand surgery, referred questions about the incident to his attorney.
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