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Seattle forward Montero under police investigation

Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero is currently under investigation by the King County Sheriff's office following reports from a woman saying the Colombian was stalking her, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

According to the report, the 23-year-old woman feared for her life as she saw Montero watching her for a car outsider her home in Sammamish, Wash. It also said that Montero previously sexually assaulted the woman, an incident that was reported back on March 22.

"We have a case number, and it's an open investigation," said Greg Grannis, a spokesman for the Bellevue Police Department (where the original assault charge was filed). "It has not gotten far enough to where charges were filed yet."

Montero did not travel with his team as it gets set to play Toronto on Saturday, but according to a team representative it was due to an illness the 21-year-old is suffering.

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In the season's first month, Montero was named the league's best player, scoring three goals in the Sounders' first two matches, which were also his first in MLS.

He was acquired from Deportivo Cali in January.