Patrick Kane Rape Investigation Under Way in Buffalo Following Alleged Assault Last Saturday

patrick kane rape investigation

Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane is the subject of a rape investigation in Hamburg, New York, just outside Buffalo.

The Buffalo News first reported the story on Thursday. However, at first all anybody knew was that police were investigating some sort of “incident.”

A few of Kane’s neighbors told reporters that police came to his lakefront house in unmarked cars on Sunday. However, breaking with their usual practice, the police refused to give the press access to that weekend’s police blotter. And that only aroused more suspicion.

Eventually Buffalo News reporters got one of their police sources to confirm that it was a rape investigation.

Slowly but surely, more details are emerging. According to pretty much everybody, the alleged sexual assault is said to have happened on Saturday night at Kane’s house. Afterward, the alleged victim went to a hospital, where a rape kit was performed.

The Chicago Sun-Times and WKBW-TV both reported that Kane may have met his accuser at a joint in Evans, New York, called Mickey’s Rat Beach. However, the manager at Mickey’s said he doesn’t remember seeing Kane there on Saturday, and The Buffalo News reported that he met his accuser at a rooftop bar in downtown Buffalo called Skybar.

This claim is backed by various live-tweets, as well as a since-deleted post from the managers of Skybar on their Facebook page.

patrick kane skybar facebook post
At this point Kane has yet to be charged with anything. However, the prosecutor assigned to the case heads the Erie County D.A.’s Special Victims Unit.

Stay tuned. This story is just getting started.

Hat Tip – [ESPN, Deadspin]

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