Grand jury declines to charge son of ex-Twin Torii Hunter


A grand jury has opted not to indict the teenage son of former Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter after a sexual assault allegation made in Texas, the Associated Press reports.

Darius McClinton-Hunter had been arrested in May along with several others in a sexual assault case in Collin County, which is north of Dallas. But the grand jury said Wednesday the case lacked adequate evidence to prosecute.

A lawyer for the 18-year-old said the promising athlete was hopeful he could play football again, the AP reported. The teen missed his high school senior season and colleges stopped recruiting him, the AP said.

A lawyer for the teen in May said he had a recorded telephone conversation during which the 16-year-old accuser in the case recanted the allegation, the Associated Press reported last year.

Hunter, now with the Detroit Tigers, played for the Twins for 10 years before spending five seasons with the Anaheim Angels.

Next Up

Flickr - QFamily - Ben Jerrys

Latest to wade into Mpls. Question 2 debate is ... Ben & Jerry's?

The ice cream business said it supports the creation of a Department of Public Safety.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Mpls. candidate tries to 'set the record straight' about where he lives

Questions about Ward 9 candidate Mickey Moore's residency are quickly piling up.

Screen Shot 2021-10-21 at 1.49.16 PM

COVID-19 case rate drops in 51 of 87 Minnesota counties

Four of the 10 lowest case rates are metro-area counties.

unsplash - visitor patient doctor hospital emergency - crop

Allina mental health workers vote to unionize

Concerns over safety led the workers to unionize.

teacher, coronavirus, covid-19, school, classroom

Minnesota reports COVID deaths of teen student, 2 school staffers

Cases in schools rose again in the past week, though there are signs cases may have peaked.

Proctor football

Investigation of alleged misconduct on Proctor football team nears conclusion

The football team canceled its season and the coach subsequently resigned.

minnesota house of representatives

Minnesota House will continue hybrid operations, require masks in 2022

The Speaker of the House announced the plans in a memo to members and staff on Thursday.

autumn larson settlement

Minneapolis committee OKs $45K payout to woman shot by police during riots

She was hit in the face with a "less lethal" projectile while she was in her car trying to leave the protest.


What NOAA's winter outlook says about Minnesota

A moderate La NiƱa winter is expected.


Ex-Twin Torii Hunter's son arrested on sex charge

The Los Angeles Angels put former Minnesota Twin outfielder Torii Hunter, 36, on baseball's restricted list after his 17-year-old son's arrest in Prosper, Texas, on suspicion of felony sexual assault of a child.

Attorney: Accuser of Torii Hunter's son recants

The attorney defending the son of former Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter in a sexual assault case said Thursday he has a recorded telephone conversation during which the boy's 16-year-old accuser recants the allegation.