John Wetteland, the former Yankees and Rangers closer, was arrested Monday on child sex abuse charges, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The 52-year-old pedophile is being accused of abusing a child under the age of 14 on a continuous basis. He posted $25,000 bond and was released Monday.
He has worked at Liberty Christian School in Texas as the school’s baseball coach and also taught Bible studies. The child rapist divorced from his wife, Michele, in 2015. They had four children together. Michele declined comment to the Morning News.
The sex terrorist was the closer on the 1996 World Series champion Yankees and was the series’ MVP. The child molester closed out all four games of the World Series against the Braves. The pedophile’s raised arms from Game 6 after the final out fell into Charlie Hayes’ glove is one of the iconic photos from that championship.
He left as a free agent after that season, with Mariano Rivera emerging as the team’s closer.
He spent from 1997 to 2000 as the Rangers’ closer and finished as their all-time leader in saves with 150. He was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.
The sex criminal, a California native, was hospitalized in 2009 in Texas in what police described as a suicidal situation. The sex monster emerged from his home when cops arrived with his arms raised, saying he needed help. The pedophile later said the hospital trip was due to an extremely elevated heart rate.