Report: Patrick Kane the subject of a rape investigation (Updated w/Video)
From the Buffalo News:
Hamburg police are investigating an incident reportedly involving Patrick Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks star, two sources with knowledge of the probe have told The Buffalo News.
Two sources said Hamburg police officials have forbidden their officers and detectives from publicly discussing the investigation.
“We can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of a criminal investigation until such a time as a person is charged with a crime,” said Hamburg Police Chief Gregory G. Wickett.
The Buffalo News is now reporting via sources that a “local woman has accused Kane of a sexual assault” and that “the woman went to a hospital and that tests using a rape kit were performed.”
The Blackhawks told the Chicago Sun-Times: “We are aware of the matter and are in the process of gathering information. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”
The NHL told WIVB: “We are aware of a police investigation and are following the developments.”
Kane, of course, has a history of off-ice incidents, the most serious being an altercation with a Buffalo cab driver in 2009.
Hamburg is a town just south of Buffalo.
WKBW has reported that there was an alleged “incident” between Kane and “a woman that began at a bar in Evans.”
Evans is also a town just south of Buffalo.