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Las Vegas police seek soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation

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Las Vegas police seek soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation

Las Vegas police seek soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation

Police in Nevada ask Italian authorities to get a DNA sample from Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in the investigation of accusations that he raped a woman a decade ago in Las Vegas.

Eve Johnson reports.

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Las Vegas police seek soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation

Portugese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is on the hook for a DNA sample.

Police on Thursday (January 10) said they've made the formal request to Italian authorities as they investigate claims Ronaldo raped a woman in Las Vegas ten years ago.

Widely seen as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Ronaldo has said all along that he is innocent and called the sexual encounter consensual.

The rape claims came to light last September when Kathryn Mayorga sued Ronaldo, accusing him of assaulting her in a hotel penthouse suite in 2009 and then paying her $375,000 in hush money.

She is now seeking $200,000 in damages and to void the non-disclosure agreement which she says she was coerced into signing.

The Wall Street Journal reported that authorities have sent a warrant for a DNA sample to the court system in Italy where Ronaldo plays as a forward for the professional soccer club Juventus.

The Journal said police want to see if his DNA matches a sample found on a dress of his accuser.




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