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Sexual assault charge dismissed against Tigers minor leaguer

Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
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DETROIT (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A sexual assault charge against a Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher has been dismissed.

In court Thursday, a judge dismissed the charge against Evan Reed, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a downtown Detroit hotel.

The Associated Press reports that the judge ruled that the woman's testimony wasn't credible, and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.

Prosecutors said the alleged victim was incapacitated after drinking, and unable to give consent.

Reed entered a not guilty plea, and has called the allegations absurd.

He was acquired by the Tigers in April 2013, off waivers from the Miami Marlins, and his roughly 18 months in and out of the majors, he amassed 51 innings of work, with an 0-2 record and a 4.59 ERA.

He is currently assigned to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.

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