Real Salt Lake attacker Velazco charged with having sex with a minor

The 24-year-old will be suspended from all soccer-related activities after being charged with a felony.

Real Salt Lake attacker Ricardo Velazco has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony.

According to court documents filed on Thursday, Velazco had sex with a 15-year-old in May.

Velazco, 24, has been suspended from all soccer-related activities while the investigation is ongoing

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“With all allegations of a criminal nature, Real Salt Lake policy is to honor the judicial process while cooperating fully with both local authorities as well as the League investigation,” Real Salt Lake said in a news release, via The Salt Lake Tribune. 

“Major League Soccer has now suspended Mr. Velazco from all soccer-related activity; Real Salt Lake will await the outcome of judicial proceedings prior to taking additional action.”

Velazco signed with RSL in September 2016 after spending two seasons with USL affiliate Real Monarchs. He appeared in nine MLS games in 2017 before undergoing ankle surgery in July.

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