Both the Buffalo News and the Chicago Sun-Times are reporting details of the DNA evidence collected from a woman who alleges that Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane sexually assaulted her on August 2 at his home.
DNA tests taken from a rape kit conducted on the woman showed no trace of Kane’s DNA was found in the woman’s genital area or on her undergarments.
The lack of that DNA evidence does not necessarily mean a sexual assault did not occur, legal experts say, and the evidence involved in this type of investigation typically consists of more than just DNA. The investigation continues, and Kane has not been charged with any crime.
DNA evidence from Kane was in fact found on the alleged victim, according to the News:
Still, Kane’s DNA was found beneath the woman’s fingernails and on her shoulders, according to two of the sources, one of them a member of law enforcement.
Whatever occurred between the two prompted the woman to abruptly leave Kane’s home, call her brother on a cellphone, go to a local hospital to be examined for signs of rape, and to file a crime report with Hamburg Police, claiming that Kane attacked her, according to authorities and sources close to the case.
(We waited for another publication to confirm the Buffalo News details because, frankly, that paper’s reporting on the case has been a bit problematic.)
Kane continues to practice with the Blackhawks at training camp despite the ongoing sexual assault investigation.
Another interesting tidbit from the Sun-Times is that Kane’s attorney Paul Cambria insists “there are no out-of-court settlement talks going on between the two parties that could potentially end the case,” despite there having been reports to the contrary.
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