FIU Baseball Player Garrett Wittels Charged with Rape

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Florida International University baseball star Garrett Wittels and a group of friends were arrested in the Bahamas last week and charged with the rape of two 17-year-old girls.

The incident happened at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in Paradise Island on Dec. 20. Wittels and two friends were each released on $10,000 bond after a court hearing last week.

The others involved in the incident are Robert Rothschild, and Jonathan Oberti, Steven Tromberg of Miami, and Jon Shapiro.

Wittels, 20, holds the second-longest hitting streak in NCAA history.

The age of consent in the Bahamas is 16, so the age of the girls, who passed themselves off as college students, is not an issue in this case.

It’s unknown what affect the arrest might have on Wittels’ eligibility for FIU’s 2011 season.

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