from Dan Herbeck, Lou Michel and Tim Graham of the Buffalo News,
Nearly three months after a local woman told police that Patrick Kane raped her in his Hamburg home, it appears no criminal charges will be filed against the Chicago Blackhawks hockey star, according to three sources closely familiar with the investigation.
Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III declined to discuss his plans for the case, but other sources said doubts have emerged about the woman’s allegations and make criminal prosecution highly unlikely.
The three sources also said they do not believe the case will be presented to a grand jury.
“This case is going nowhere,” one knowledgeable source told The Buffalo News when asked about the possibility of criminal charges.
“I was told…the case will be administratively dismissed” without being presented to a grand jury, a second knowledgeable source added.