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Patrick Kane reportedly under police investigation after incident with woman

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Police Investigating Hockey Star Patrick Kane


By JOHN DORN

The Buffalo News is reporting that Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is under a rape investigation by police in Hamburg, NY. The alleged incident occurred last weekend. Tests involving a rape kit were utilized.

The NHL is aware of the investigation, according to WIVB-TV.

From the Buffalo News report:

Patrick Kane, the star player of the Chicago Blackhawks who grew up in South Buffalo, is the target of a rape investigation by Hamburg police for an incident that occurred over the last weekend, two law enforcement sources have told The Buffalo News.

A local woman has accused Kane of a sexual assault, the sources said.

The law enforcement sources said that the woman went to a hospital and that tests using a rape kit were performed.


The area is just outside Buffalo, where Kane is from, and is where the 26-year-old makes his home in the offseason. Kane was arrested and charged in Buffalo in 2009 for second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of services after allegedly punching a cab driver in the face.

More recently in 2012, photos emerged of Kane celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Wisconsin. He was involved in an altercation outside a bar, but according to the Chicago Tribune, cooperated once he was told to leave and was not arrested.

"You feel you're kind of invincible," Kane said in March the next year. "But all that stuff was my fault. It's been humbling to go through those things. I'm a different person now and I've changed a lot. I'm moving on."

Reporters from the Buffalo news turned up at Kane's home to seek comment, but were turned away by an unidentified man. The outlet has filed FOIL requests, but it's unclear how successful the requests will be -- if at all.

In June, when the Blackhawks took their third Stanley Cup in six years, Kane made a joking reference to his checkered past.

"I know you said I've been growing up, but watch out for me the next week," Kane said.

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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Antoine Vermette #80 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates by hoisting the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JUNE 13: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning collides with Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in Game Five of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 13, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks winning the 2015 Stanley Cup outside of Wrigley Field on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks checks Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game Six of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 10: Brandon Saad #20 celebrates with Brad Richards #91 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks after scoring a goal in the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game Four of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 10, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: A fan celebrates the Chicago Blackhawks winning the 2015 Stanley Cup while on the shoulders of another person at the intersection of Addison St. and Clark St. on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15 : Chicago Blackhawks fans celebrate after Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Lighting 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Kimberly Garner (L), Kara Christopher (C) and Jena Didier (R), all of Chicago, react to a play during Game Six of the NHL 2015 Stanley Cup Final at Sluggers World Class Sports Baron June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: The Chicago Blackhawks pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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