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Patrick Kane will not face rape charges

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The Erie County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday that Patrick Kane will not be facing charges stemming from the rape accusation that was levied against him three months ago.

Erie County DA Frank Sedita cited several reasons for the case being closed, including “significant material inconsistencies” between what the accuser said and what witnesses recalled. Sedita also noted that the DNA results do not indicate that there was penetration, which is a required element of proof for a rape charge. The evidence also reportedly contradicts the accuser’s claim that she was raped on Kane’s bed.

Kane exercised his constitutional right by refusing to speak to investigators. He was not questioned by law enforcement as a result.

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

The case took an incredibly bizarre turn in September when the accuser’s attorney resigned after learning that the alleged victim’s mother had cooked up some elaborate scheme to make it seem like the rape kit had been tampered with. More recently, the accuser said she did not want to continue cooperating with investigators because of the stress the case has caused her and her family.

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