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Patrick Kane Will Not Face Rape Charges. Case Dropped

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    Prosecutors said there were "significant material inconsistencies" among the accuser's claims and those of other witnesses. They also went on to say the physical and forensic evidence "tend to contradict" her allegation that she was raped in Kane's bed. There was no DNA found on Kane's bed, and only 'touch DNA' found on her'. Meaning, there was only DNA evidence that Kane had possible bumped into her, shook her hand, hugged her, etc, etc. Nothing below the waist.

    Well, I wish I could say that I was super happy that one key star for the Blackhawks will not face any rape charges. With the Hawks being my favorite team, this will loom over them for quite sometime. This whole situation was iffy from the start. The accusers story didn't make a drop of sense. The mother (and aunt?) were both found to be falsifying evidence. The little issues stacked up to one incredibly hard to believe for the accuser. Almost impossible hard to believe.

    Nonetheless, there will never be any clear answers as to what exactly happened that night. And for that reason alone, I just can't find myself to be happy about it. I sincerely hope that nothing happened to the girl, and that the fame of Kane is shadowing the case. But again, I very much think that that's not the case. In a situation such as this, all you can do is take what you have been presented and come up with a logical thought as to what happened. No conclusions are made solely on thoughts, only facts.

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    I'm glad he won't be charged because it looks like the evidence against him is sketchy at best, but there are no winners in this drama.

    Maybe this woman was hoping to get a big paycheck like Kobe Bryant's accuser did, but now that the DA says there's no evidence to charge him then she doesn't have much to go on in a civil trial. So the only thing she did was temporarily tarnish the image of a NHL star while at the same time making it hard for her to ever get a jury to award her civil damages.

    What's so sad about this is that rape is already dramatically under reported in this country and this charade might make a woman who was actually raped think twice before going to the police because she is worried that people won't believe her.

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    BearDown Wrote:

    I'm glad he won't be charged because it looks like the evidence against him is sketchy at best, but there are no winners in this drama.

    No winners at all. That's for sure. I hate stories like this, when they turn out this way anyways. So much room here for fowl play. I can think of several scenarios where she was calculating against him. And one where she was actually assaulted. Either way, I guess we will never really know and it's all just a terrible story now. Her reputation in her own life has to be negatively affected, and certainly Kane's is, at least for the time being. Bad all around.