NHL Controversy: Patrick Kane Exonerated From Rape Charge

NHL Controversy: Patrick Kane Exonerated From Rape Charge
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An upstate New York prosecutor announced on Thursday that NHL star Patrick Kane won’t be charged with rape. This comes following a three-month investigation that claimed Kane raped a 21-year woman in his New York home.


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita ended up saying that no forensic evidence or physical evidence justifies the woman’s allegations. Two months before this verdict, he indicated that a grand jury would consider this case.

There were inconsistencies between her accounts and those recorded by eyewitnesses, as noted by the District Attorney.

“The totality of the credible evidence – the proof – does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant’s allegation that she was raped by Patrick Kane,” Sedita’s statement pointed out. “This so-called ‘case’ is rife with reasonable doubt.”

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Kane’s agent Pat Brisson expressed his satisfaction over the closing of the case “We knew all along that Patrick didn’t do anything wrong.”

The Chicago Blackhawk’s stand-out right-winger Patrick Kane was also relieved with the announcement, saying he is “glad that the matter has now been closed.”

“I have repeatedly said that I did nothing wrong,” Kane said.

The case took a sharp turn in September when the accuser’s attorney claimed certain evidences including a bag containing his client’s rape-kit was transferred to the home of the woman’s mother.