|Published:||Dec 27, 2010 8:23 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 27, 2010 5:24 PM EST|
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Florida International University baseball star Garrett Wittels has been charged with raping two 17-year-old girls in the Bahamas.
Wittels, who holds the second longest hitting streak in NCAA Division I history, has been released on a $10,000 bond following a court hearing on Thursday.
The incident allegedly took place at the Atlantic Resort and Casino in Nassau on Dec. 20. Wittels and another man have each been charged with two counts of raping the two American girls.
Wittels' father told the Miami Herald that when all the facts come out, his son will be vindicated.
FIU athletic director Pete Garcia declined to comment on the arrest, saying he was still in the process of sorting through information.
--- Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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