Jose Canseco accused of sexual assault in Vegas

Former baseball player and author Jose signs copies of his new book "Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball" at Book Soup on April 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
Former baseball player and author Jose signs copies of his new book "Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball" at Book Soup on April 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegations that former baseball player Jose Canseco Jr. sexually assaulted her.

Officer Bill Cassell said Wednesday that the 48-year-old Canseco was named as a suspect in the investigation.

Cassell says the investigation isn't complete, no charges have been filed and no arrest has been made.

The department spokesman wouldn't say where the alleged attack took place.

Word about the investigation became public after Canseco posted information about it on the social media network Twitter.

Attempts to reach him weren't immediately successful.

Canseco's spokeswoman, Susan Haber in Los Angeles, says she has no immediate information about the case.

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

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