Report: Patrick Kane rape accuser had bite and scratch marks
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has reportedly found himself at the center of a rape investigation. Law enforcement officials in Hamburg, N.Y., have confirmed that Kane has been questioned, though they would not comment on the nature of the investigation.
The Buffalo News first reported that Kane has been accused of rape, and some more details emerged on Sunday. The woman who accused Kane and later went to a hospital to have a rape kit performed allegedly had visible injuries on her body.
Sources with knowledge of the investigation said that the young woman who has accused the hockey superstar of rape had bite marks on her shoulders and a scratch on her leg after the alleged attack.
The woman alleges that Kane invited her and a female friend to his home for a private party after they met him last Saturday night at SkyBar, a popular nightclub on Franklin Street, the sources said.
Shortly after she and her friend arrived at Kane’s home on Old Lakeshore Road, the accuser alleges that she went by herself into another room, where Kane followed her, overpowered her and raped her, the sources said.
The woman left Kane’s home with her friend and used a cellphone to call a relative immediately after the alleged attack. She then went to a local hospital for examination, and police were called afterward, the sources said.
While the allegations are certainly disturbing, it’s important to remember that Kane has not been arrested or charged with any crime.
Kane, a Buffalo native who openly shared his thoughts on NHL groupies several years ago, was supposed to have his day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown on Saturday. He has cancelled all public events.