Patrick Kane Won’t Be Prosecuted on Rape Allegations After Police Investigation

November 5th, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane will not face criminal charges after a woman claimed she was raped by the NHL player at his home near Buffalo in early August.

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III released the findings Thursday morning:

The Town of Hamburg Police Department and the Office of the Erie County District Attorney have conducted an exhaustive investigation over the course of the past three months regarding allegations made by a 21 year-old woman that 26 year-old Patrick Kane raped her on his bed. The investigative findings include the following:

There are significant material inconsistencies between the complainant’s accounts and those of other witnesses. The DNA results lend no corroboration whatsoever to the complainant’s claim of penetration, a required element of proof for a rape charge. The physical evidence and the forensic evidence, when viewed in tandem, tend to contradict the complainant’s claim that she was raped on Kane’s bed. Although Kane has exercised his constitutional right to remain silent (which prohibits questioning by law enforcement) ...

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