SAN FRANCISCO — The Santa Cruz County sheriff’s office said Monday it hopes to complete the bulk of an investigation into sexual assault allegations involving San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval by the end of this week, then determine whether to seek charges.
Deputy Sheriff April Skalland said detectives are interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence this week, though analysis of some forensic evidence could take longer than a week. Skalland said the accuser is a 21-year-old woman who lives in Santa Cruz County.
The woman filed a sexual assault complaint around 4:25 a.m. Pacific Friday, Skalland said. A statement from the sheriff’s office Monday said the woman met a small group of people in downtown Santa Cruz on Thursday night and then went to a resort in nearby Aptos, where the alleged incident happened. The former Augusta GreenJacket was contacted at the resort by detectives and cooperated in the investigation, authorities said.
“Pablo and his attorney remain cooperative,” Skalland said Monday. “Detectives are still interviewing people and the investigation is ongoing. They are collecting evidence and most of the investigation should be wrapped up this week.”
Sandoval, 25, and lawyer Eric Geffon met with authorities Friday. Geffon called the sexual encounter “consensual.”