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Real Salt Lake player Ricardo Velazco charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor

Velazco has been suspended from all soccer-related activity.

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According to a Deseret News report and confirmed in an MLS statement, Real Salt Lake player Ricardo Velazco has been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Major League Soccer has suspended Velazco, 24, from all soccer-related activity.

MLS issued a statement to the Deseret News. The statement said that Velazco has been suspended from all soccer-related activity.

Real Salt Lake also issued a statement to the Deseret News:

“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.

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."