Alleged victim's attorney speaks about Patrick Kane rape case

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Patrick Kane accuser's attorney: Evidence in assault case tampered with
Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

As reported by The Buffalo News, the attorney representing the woman who claims that she was raped by Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane held his scheduled press conference at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. 

This was the first public statement regarding the case that has been made by Thomas J. Eoannou. There alleged victim was not present.

Patrick Kane’s accuser’s lawyer says evidence tampered with; police deny

UPDATE: Eoannou said at the press conference that crucial evidence in the case—particularly the rape test kit—has been tampered with and that someone left it in the doorway of the alleged victim’s mother’s house, where it was found on Tuesday. The evidence bag had been opened and its authenticity has been confirmed, he said. He is now calling for an investigation into the circumstances of this event to be conducted by an independent law enforcement agency. Eannou also maintained that his client is determined to continue with her prosecution of Kane.  

• Q&A: What evidence tampering will mean to the Kane case

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Local police and and the Erie County District Attorney’s office are continuing to investigate her allegations that she was raped by Kane on Aug. 2 at his home in suburban Buffalo. No charges have been filed against him.

Kane currently is in camp with the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks preparing for the upcoming season.

More to come.

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