Sexual assualt charges reinstated against Tigers pitcher Evan Reed

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UPDATE: The Judge handling the sexual assault case against Tigers pitcher Evan Reed has reinstated charges. It would appear, then, that Reed is heading for a trial arising out of the March incident.

Wednesday, 12:30 PM: Back in August, charges of “criminal sexual conduct” leveled against Tigers pitcher Evan Reed were dropped. The basis was a lack of probable cause, according to the judge’s finding. The judge specifically found that his accuser was not credible and that there was no evidence that she was incapacitated, as per her allegations against Reed.

Prosecutors have appealed that finding, however:

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is appealing the dismissal of criminal sexual conduct charges against baseball pitcher Evan Reed, who started and ended this past season with the Detroit Tigers.

The appeal will be heard at 9 a.m. on Friday before Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Michael Callahan.

There is nothing in the article to suggest that there is new evidence against Reed. So, presumably, the prosecution will still have to base the bulk of its case on the witness, who the previous judge found to have “backtracked” and gave “vacillating testimony.”