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Montero will not be charged (updated with reaction)

This announcement was released this afternoon by the King County Prosecutor's office:

The King County Prosecutor's Office has completed its review of a criminal investigation referred from the Bellevue Police Department regarding Seattle Sounders soccer player Fredy Montero. Prosecutors have determined that there is insufficient evidence to file any criminal charges in this matter.

"The matter," as you may recall, was a complaint of sexual abuse made against Montero by a adult female acquaintance.

The Sounders organization put out the following statement:

We are pleased with the decision from the prosecutor's office and look forward to putting this behind us and focusing on soccer.

And also this statement from Montero:

"I am excited to return my complete attention to scoring goals for the people of Seattle and making the Sounders FC a very successful club."