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4/17/24 Trevor Bauer
Trevor Bauer of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up before a game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium April 13, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Arizona Woman Who Accused Hart Alumni Trevor Bauer Of Sexual Assault Faces Fraud Charges

A grand jury in Arizona has indicted a woman who accused former major league pitcher and Hart High School alum Trevor Bauer of sexual assault on counts of fraudulent schemes and theft by extortion.

On Tuesday, an Arizona grand jury indicted Darcy Adanna Esemonu on felony charges of fraudulent schemes and theft by extortion after she demanded $3.6 million for an abortion she never had.

“She’s made at least four seven-figure demands over the last few years,” said Bauer. “She then demanded $3.6 million and claimed I forced her to have an abortion, leaving her ‘emotionally devastated’ and ‘irretrievably damaged,’ but here’s the thing: she never had an abortion because she was never even pregnant.”

There were even corroborated medical records that proved Esemonu was not pregnant. When Bauer refused to pay, Esemonu made a sexual assault claim and filed a civil suit against him. Despite filing the suit, there was no solid evidence against Bauer. As the suit progressed, Esemonu began to change her story, and that was when it all came crumbling down.

Bauer then countersued, which is how the recent revelations of Esemonu’s alleged behavior were initially made known.

On March 19, Maricopa County charged Esemonu. However, the indictment was not made public until Monday.

Esemonu “knowingly did obtain a benefit from … Trevor Anthony Bauer by means of fraudulent pretenses, representation, promises, or material omissions,” according to an indictment dated March 19 and filed Monday in the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. It also states that Esemonu “knowingly did obtain or sought property or services” from the other man by “means of threat to in the future expose a secret or an asserted fact in a social media message or in any other manner, whether true or false, tending to subject [him] to hatred, contempt, or ridicule or to impair [his] credit, or business unless the threat is based on a plausible claim of right to the property or services obtained or sought to be obtained.”

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Indictment dated March 19 and filed Monday in the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County.

Esemonu is now facing 16 years in prison.

How have the sexual assault charges affected Trevor Bauer’s career?

Following the sexual assault charges, Bauer was placed on a 324-game suspension

Due to his steadfast denials of guilt, Bauer’s suspension was reduced to a 194-game MLB suspension. The league has allowed him to return, but no team has chosen to sign him.

Following his All-Star season in Japan in 2023, Bauer is pitching professionally in Mexico for the Diablos Rojos.

While Bauer is innocent, he and many fans are left wondering why no team decided to sign him. 

 


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Arizona Woman Who Accused Hart Alumni Trevor Bauer Of Sexual Assault Faces Fraud Charges

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  1. I hope she is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And if found guilty gets the maximum sentence.

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Steven Barrera was born and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley. He graduated high school from Golden Valley in 2019. He went to College of the Canyons for two years before transferring to The Master's University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications. Steven enjoys watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.