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DNA Tests on Kane's Accuser Come Up Positive for Others, Not Kane

By Tony Farina

SEP 22, 2015

Patrick Kane hold the Stanley Cup overhead.Meantime still hanging over his head are suspicions of rape of a 21-year old woman.
A Rape kit stores the DNA evidence found on the alleged victim's body or at the alleged crime scene.
When recovering biological evidence from a crime scene it must be handled with extreme caution, as it is highly perishable.


This newspaper has confirmed that DNA tests conducted on the 21-year-old woman who has accused hockey star Patrick Kane of raping her has found DNA evidence of at least one person and possibly one or two more in her genital area but no traces of any DNA from Kane.

As the Buffalo News first reported on Sunday, the lack of any DNA evidence from Kane does not support the claims of the former UB cheerleader that Kane raped her on the morning of Aug. 2 at his lakefront home in Hamburg although the investigation is continuing.

The existence of DNA evidence not tied to Kane would appear to support Kane’s legal defense team which has appeared confident from early on that the NHL hockey star from South Buffalo with the $84 million contract would eventually be cleared of any crime in the encounter last month with the woman after a night of partying at a downtown Buffalo bar.  As we reported first on Sept. 4, a report later confirmed in a statement issued by Kane’s attorney Paul Cambria, the defense has not engaged in any plea negotiations or civil settlement talks in the case.

It should be noted that while the lack of any DNA evidence from Kane is a very important development, legal experts are quick to point out that the absence of DNA does not completely rule out the possibility that a rape occurred although the key players on both sides are not commenting.

Our sources say authorities are still looking to identify the person or persons whose DNA evidence was recovered in the tests conducted on Kane’s accuser although at this point, we don’t believe they have taken any samples from anyone except Kane.

Meanwhile, as we said he would be last week, Kane was there when his Chicago Blackhawks opened training camp last Friday at Notre Dame and was welcomed by his teammates on the Blackhawks.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Kane said his teammates were excited to see him, saying “all my teammates have been supportive.”  Kane, a sensational winger and a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks, not surprisingly had very little to say in speaking to the press about the ongoing investigation into the rape allegation against him in Buffalo.

No matter how the case in Buffalo is finally resolved, Kane has suffered a tremendous hit on his character, lost millions in endorsement deals, and will be a marked man for the rest of his career if he survives the rape allegation and goes back to playing hockey. 


DNA Evidence Collection   

When a sexual assault crime is committed or for that matter alleged by someone who had recent sexual encounter(s), DNA may be left on the alleged victim's body or clothing or at the alleged crime scene. An alleged offender's DNA can be obtained from many different sources, including his/her saliva, sweat, blood, semen, hair, and skin cells. DNA evidence from all of these sources can be critical to identification of the alleged offender(s), proving various elements of a crime, and successful prosecutions.

When an alleged sexual assault victim has a forensic medical examination, the evidence collected from the alleged victim's body and/or clothing, which may include the alleged offender's DNA, is packaged in a sexual assault evidence kit (sometimes referred to as a "rape kit"). Additional evidence, such as body fluids left at the location of the crime (e.g., on bedding, furniture, or the rim of a drinking glass) may also be collected at the alleged crime scene. The rape kit and the crime scene evidence samples are usually sent to a crime lab for analysis. If biological evidence is found, the crime lab attempts to obtain a DNA profile. If a profile is found, it can then be compared with a suspect's DNA sample. If there is no identified suspect, DNA offender databases that contain the archived DNA profiles of known offenders throughout the United States, as well as DNA profiles from other crime scenes in other unsolved cases, can be searched.

Sources tell the Reporter that Kane’s DNA was not found on his raper accuser's genital area - however someone else's was.



Related Story: Empty Evidence Bag Turns Up on Doorstep of Alleged Victim's Mother





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