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Patrick Kane rape investigation dropped by DA

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Patrick Kane will not be prosecuted on rape allegations; DA cites lack of proof - The Buffalo News

    “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 in a statement released Thursday. “Accordingly, the Office of the Erie County District Attorney will not present this matter to an Erie County Grand Jury.”

    That's pretty strong, on the DA's part.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    This is not a case of the DA just not having enough evidence to proceed.

    He clearly doesn't think this happened.

    The investigation found:

    • “Significant material inconsistencies” between what the alleged victim and those of other witnesses.

    • DNA tests conducted on samples taken as part of a forensic sexual assault examination at a hospital “lend no corroboration whatsoever to the complainant’s claim of penetration, a required element of proof for a rape charge.”

    • Physical evidence and forensic evidence “tend to contradict the complainant’s claim that she was raped on Kane’s bed.”

    • Sedita wrote: “Although Kane has exercised his constitutional right to remain silent (which prohibits questioning by law enforcement), he has made no known incriminating statements to any civilian, nor has he engaged in any conduct consistent with a consciousness of guilt.”
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Wait - was he ever charged? Were charges dismissed or just not filed?
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Fixed it, Moddy. Sorry. I'm half paying attention as I battle Best Buy to get a new iPhone.
  5. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but the poor guy's life is still over.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It may not be over, but there will always be people who are convinced he is a rapist. You think that's no thang, and I believe you have said so about the Duke lacrosse team and others falsely accused, including the UVA "frat bros." The "real victims," I think you called them, derisively, well after Jackie's story had fallen apparent.

    I happen to disagree.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    What "people?" Regardless of what anyone believes, it has not, and will not, stop him from living a life of privilege that only a select few of us ever get to live. He will not spend a millisecond in prison. Justice has been served. Just like it was in the Duke lacrosse incident.

    Someone accuses someone else of a crime. Police investigate it. If they find evidence, they charge. If not, they don't.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    He's been damaged considerably. Should we just shrug and say, Oh well, we don't really like that guy, anyway?
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  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    He has not been "damaged considerably."
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    He's been publicly trashed for a period of 2-3 months by local and national media, print and broadcast, on the basis of a false accusation that was wrongfully leaked. He has been damaged considerably.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Of course he has. He lost his deal with EA sports and who knows how many other opportunities because there will always doubt in some people's minds.

    What's the financial cut off where your reputation doesn't matter?
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