Torii Hunter's Son Arrested for Sexual Assault of Child
Darius McClinton-Hunter, 17, busted in probe
Los Angeles of Anaheim outfielder Torii Hunter has left the team temporarily after his son was charged with sexual assault of a child, according to the Associated Press.
Darius McClinton-Hunter, 17, was busted in a probe of a sexual assault of a child at a Dallas-area high school. Hunter's family lives in Prosper, a suburb north of Dallas that's home to several prominent athletes including Deion Sanders and Hunter's teammate, reliever Latroy Hawkins.
Police issued a news release announcing the arrest of Hunter's son and 4 others in the month-long investigation of the sexual assault of a child, which is a second-degree felony.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hunter has left the team, but refused to say how long Hunter will be away from the club.
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"It's a personal matter," Scioscia said. "We're going to go day-to-day, and we'll just see where it is. That's all I'm going to say."
Darius is one of Hunter's three sons. He is a top high school football prospect and has attracted attention for his wide receiving skills from West Virginia, SMU and Texas Tech to name a few.
Hunter sat out Sunday's game and tweeted about the incident.
"This is very tough for a father," Hunter tweeted after leaving Angel Stadium. "Thanks for ur prayers and support. Be Blessed everyone."