Report: Kane’s accuser no longer wants to cooperate with prosecutors


From The Buffalo News:

The local woman who accused National Hockey League star Patrick Kane of rape three months ago has notified the Erie County District Attorney’s Office that she no longer wants to cooperate in the investigation, five sources with knowledge of the case told The Buffalo News on Monday.

The woman has told authorities that the high-profile investigation has caused tremendous stress for her and her family, and that she no longer wishes to participate.

The alleged victim spoke to investigators at the District Attorney’s Office at length last week, and after that, signed a document called an “affidavit declining prosecution,” which is now under consideration by District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III, one of the sources said.

This report follows a story in Sunday’s Buffalo News that no charges were expected to be filed against Kane.

Sedita has neither confirmed nor denied that the woman no longer wishes to cooperate. The prosecutor who is directly handling the case is currently on vacation, according to the newspaper.

Related: Erie County D.A. says evidence in Kane case ‘not tampered with’