DETROIT (WWJ) – It appears former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed will stand trial for sexual assault.
Marie Miller, with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, said they’ve received an order from the Michigan Court of Appeals dated May 26, denying Reed’s application for an appeal.READ MORE: Amazon Scammers Stole Over $27M From Consumers In A Year
Reed is accused of assaulting a woman in a hotel room at Motor City Casino in March of 2014.
The 45-year-old alleged victim believes that someone slipped a drug into her drink after she met Reed at a Royal Oak bar the night before Opening Day. In a pre-trial hearing, the woman testified that she blacked out and woke up naked in bed with Reed. On the stand, the woman then offered some unsettling details as to what allegedly happened next.Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
The 29-year-old Reed admits, as is seen in a security video shown in court, that he helped carry the woman inside the casino — but he insists they had consensual sex.
Reed faces two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct after prosecutors successfully appealed an earlier judge’s decision to dismiss the charges.
Reed remains a free agent after appearing in 32 games last season for Detroit and 17 with Triple-A Toledo.MORE NEWS: Volvo Adds 195,000 Vehicles To Recall For Dangerous Air Bags
He returns to court on Friday.