Wander Franco in social media posts with alleged minor, MLB investigating Rays player

Wander Franco is accused of dating a minor
Wander Franco is accused of dating a minor

Wander Franco was removed from the Tampa Bay Rays lineup and placed on the Restricted List as MLB investigates his alleged relationship with a young girl. News broke on social media recently that the All-Star shortstop had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Franco is 22.

Franco has denied having any kind of relationship with Loredana Chevalier, who is his accuser and claims to be 14. On social media, however, fans have discovered pictures of Franco kissing the person who appears to be the alleged minor.

Wander Franco and his alleged 14-year-old girlfriend (Image via Mechical)
Wander Franco and his alleged 14-year-old girlfriend (Image via Mechical)

In one picture, Franco can be seen kissing her on the cheek. While her age is unclear, she does appear to be younger than the Rays star. More pictures can be seen in the video below.

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On Instagram, Franco refuted the reports:

“They say that I’m in public with a little girl, that I’m running around with a minor. People don’t know what to do with their time. They don’t know what they’re talking about. That’s why I prefer to be on my side & not get involved with anybody.”

Pictures of Chevalier with a child, potentially her own, as well as of her driving a car and drinking alcohol appear to have been scrubbed from her social media as well. The entire situation is under investigation.


Wander Franco accused of major crime

The story made headlines because Loredana Chevalier stated that she had an inappropriate relationship with Wander Franco. She came forward because she allegedly didn't receive the hush money he was supposed to have been paying her.

Wander Franco has a major accusation
Wander Franco has a major accusation

Franco was then removed from the Rays lineup and this entire investigation began. It is worth bearing in mind that none of this is proven. At the time of writing, Franco has not been formally charged and there is no evidence of any crime. It is an active investigation and further updates will be provided.

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