A Gwinnet Braves baseball player who has been accused of raping and kidnapping
two female fans after a game in Columbus retained Attorney Brad Koffel
for his defense.
Police say that the Gwinnett Braves shortstop targeted two female fans
during a game in Columbus, and afterward kidnapped and
raped them. Attorney
Brad Koffel, who is representing the player, has a different opinion.
“What police failed to mention is that the victims were present during
the game, called to Mr. Reyes, waited for him after the game. They went
out and had drinks afterwards. They voluntarily went up to his hotel room,”
The Gwinnet Braves, a minor league baseball team, were playing the Columbus
Clippers at Columbus’ Huntington Park field. The two alleged victims
say they went bar hopping with the defendant after this game, after which
point he booked them a room at his team’s hotel. According to police
and the two women, the defendant remained in the room until the women
were asleep, at which point he forced himself on them.
The defendant, originally from Nicaragua, is currently on a work visa.
Attorney Brad Koffel said that he is holding onto his client’s passport
to ensure he doesn’t flee the country.
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