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Canseco Cleared of Sex Assault Charges

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File photo of Jose Canseco. (Credit: Getty Images)

File photo of Jose Canseco. (Credit: Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) Police in Las Vegas have cleared former baseball slugger Jose Canseco after an investigation of a woman’s rape claim.

Officer Jose Hernandez said Friday that detectives closed the sexual assault case with a decision not to seek criminal charges.

The 48-year-old Canseco was never arrested in the case.

He went public about the investigation May 22 with postings on the social media network Twitter.

Canseco says he was falsely accused and is considering filing a civil lawsuit seeking damages against his accuser.

The former Oakland Athletics star hit 462 career home runs during a career that included stints with seven major league teams from 1985 to 2001.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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