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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KTLA) — Police in Las Vegas said Friday they have cleared former baseball star Jose Canseco of sexual assault charges.

The 48-year-old Canseco was never arrested in the case.

Canseco went public about the investigation May 22 with postings on Twitter.

The following is a series of posts from Canseco’s Twitter feed, some of which have since been deleted. The victim’s information has been withheld.

–”Breaking news this is a first folks las vegas police was just at my house i have been charged with rape by a [Name withheld] from las vegas.”

–”All media welcome to this drama filled event. Did i rape [Name withheld] or is she lieing. Stay tuned to another day in the life of jose canseco.”

–”I think we should start this off with a polygraph exam.just to get the ball rolling.”

–”[Name withheld] told the police that i druged (sic) her and then raped her.hmmmmmm.lets find out what really happened.”

Statements related to the alleged assault, including the victim’s name and photo, were also posted on Canseco’s Twitter account.

Canseco told The Associated Press he was victimized by the allegation and he wants to sue his accuser.


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