http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20208447/woman-accuses-pete-rose-statutory-rape Court document alleges that Pete Rose committed statutory rape in the 1970s A sworn statement by an unidentified woman, contained in a motion filed Monday in John Dowd's defense against Pete Rose's defamation lawsuit, alleges that Rose had a sexual relationship with the woman for several years in the 1970s, beginning before she turned 16. In the majority of states, including Ohio -- where both the woman and Rose lived at the time -- the age of legal consent is 16, so her allegation amounts to statutory rape. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The chances of Pete Rose ever being inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame just went from slim to none. Our society may put up with a lot of different sordid things among adults. However an adult having sexual relations with underage children is never tolerated, and totally unacceptable. The debate about Pete Rose and the MLB Hall of Fame is officially over. Pete Rose will never be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame. That is now a fact.