Jose Canseco Accused of Sexual Assualt

Canseco revealed accusation on Twitter, outing his accuser before deleting tweets

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    Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegations that former baseball player Jose Canseco Jr., who was raised in Miami, 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, including the accuser's name and phone number. He has since deleted the tweets.

    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.

    Born in Havana, Cuba, Canseco emigrated to Miami as an infant with his family. He attended Miami Coral Park High School, and a portion of SW 16th Street near the school is named Jose Canseco Street.

    In 2005, Canseco penned "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big," a New York Times bestseller that chronicled his own steroid use as a player as well as the rise of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball.