Some shocking news from down under, as former AMA Pro Superbike champion Mat Mladin has been arrested and charged for a variety of sex crimes with a child.
The news comes from Australia’s Daily Telegraph – which we feel obligated to say is considered the least trustworthy major news outlet in Australia – and outlines several different crimes that Mladin is accused of committing.
The newspaper goes on to state in its report that Mladin is charged with sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10, two counts of intentionally carrying out a sex act on a child under the age of 10, and one count of intentionally inciting a child to perform a sexual act.
Mladin was arrested on March 13th, and after a few days in jail, was subsequently released on a bail. The matter is being handled by the court in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia.
Despite being a seven-time AMA Pro Superbike champion, Mladin was always known as a difficult personality in the AMA paddock, especially in his relationship to teammate Ben Spies while on the factory Suzuki team.
Still, the news of these allegations is truly shocking to the sport of motorcycle racing. We will be following this story, as it develops in the Australian legal system.