Former World Series MVP John Wetteland was indicted on three charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.
Wetteland, 52, is accused of forcing a relative to perform a sex act on him, beginning in 2004 when the child was 4. The accuser said it happened twice more during a two-year period.
The indictment was filed in Denton County, Texas on Thursday morning.
The Bartonville Police Department arrested Wetteland in January and he was released on $25,000 bond the same day.
Wetteland spent most of his 12-year major league career (1989-00) as a closer. He won a World Series championship with the New York Yankees in 1996 and was named the MVP.
He was a three-time All Star and spent his final four seasons (1997-00) with the Texas Rangers, becoming franchise’s all-time saves leader with 150. In 2005, the Rangers inducted him into the club Hall of Fame.