Pedroia's Brother Faces Child Molestation Charges

The older brother of AL MVP Dustin Pedroia is facing child molestation charges.

Woodland police say 30-year-old Brett Pedroia was booked at the Yolo County jail Jan. 9 on two counts of oral copulation and lewd acts with a child under age 14.

He was released on $50,000 bail and a court hearing was set for Feb. 4.

The crimes allegedly took place four years ago, but the alleged victim only recently told one of his parents, who contacted authorities.

A Gold Glove second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia followed up his 2007 AL Rookie of the Year Award by winning league MVP honors last year.

It wasn't known whether Brett Pedroia is represented by an attorney. The Yolo County district attorney's office didn't return telephone messages.

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