For the last three months, investigators in New York have been looking
into allegations of rape against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.
Many expected rape charges to be filed against the All-Star winger, but
the Hamburg Police Department and the Erie County District Attorney announced
today that he would face no charges.
Too Many Inconsistencies
Erie County prosecutors stated that “significant material inconsistencies”
between the claims of the accuser and other witnesses. After examining
physical and forensic evidence, they came to the conclusion that it “tends
to contradict” the rape accusation. Specifically, the DNA analysis
of samples taken from the alleged victim did not match Kane’s.
A bizarre controversy popped up midway through the investigation, when
the mother of the accuser claimed to find the rape kit in a brown paper
bag on her doorstep. Prosecutors quickly debunked this as a hoax, and
the alleged victim’s attorney promptly quit, claiming that he no
longer believed the mother’s story.
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While the accuser could still potentially file a civil suit against Kane,
the physical and forensic evidence seems to be stacked in his favor. This
case serves as a reminder of the importance of hiring a Greenville criminal
defense attorney early in the process, as it allows them to gather evidence
and build a strong defense on your behalf. Although charges were never
filed, Kane’s defense attorneys were undoubtedly prepared to defend
him against conviction.
If you stand accused of a crime, contact our firm immediately for the tough
defense you need. We realize that there are at least two sides to every
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