â†µâ‡¥Brett Pedroia, 29, turned himself in to Woodland police on Jan. 9. According to an arrest report, he's suspected of oral copulation and lewd acts with a child under 14. Brett Pedroia was booked and later released on $50,000 bail. He was working in his family's tire store Saturday, but he said he had no comment. The Pedroia family is well-known and liked in Woodland. â†µâ†µI live a few blocks from the Pedroias. I've never met them, but I can confirm that the family is royalty in this town. Every pro accomplishment Dustin has reached has practically been met with a parade, or at least a giant banner on Main Street at the city's central gateway. Dustin is known as a fairly private cat, but the family is prominent, its tire store one of the most beloved local small businesses.
â†µAs such, the local news TV crews can't find anyone who believes the charges; it's like O.J. on an infinitetismally smaller scale. But the seed of doubt never goes away, and it's proof that no matter how high above the proliteriat you rise a scandal can strike you down at any moment. Dustin isn't responsible for his brother, but that doesn't stop his name from leading the stories. Whoever thinks small-town life is easier for athletes or celebrities ... no, it's not.â†µ
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