According to a report from the Buffalo News, Buffalo Sabres winger Evander Kane is under investigation by the Buffalo police for an alleged “sex offense.” There’s not much more firm information than that at the moment. From the report:
Evander Kane, a Buffalo Sabres left winger, is the subject of a sex offense investigation by Buffalo police for an incident that allegedly occurred Sunday morning in a downtown hotel room near First Niagara Center, three police sources have told The Buffalo News.
Kane has not been charged with any crime, and law enforcement officials would confirm only that there is an ongoing investigation by officers from the department’s Sex Offense Squad.
“We have an investigation ongoing,” a Buffalo police source said. “We are not naming the suspect, and we do not expect it to be resolved in the very near future.”
Another law enforcement source said the woman was having “memory issues.”
The Sabres released the following statement:
“We take the allegation made today against Evander Kane very seriously. We are gathering facts and have been in touch with the NHL and Evander’s representatives. Until we have more information we will not have any additional comment.”
Kane missed practice this morning, and post-practice interviews were apparently rushed. The Buffalo News reports that the Buffalo police’s investigation into Patrick Kane has influenced how they’re handling Evander Kane’s case:
One of the law enforcement sources recalled the rape allegation against South Buffalo native and NHL superstar Patrick Kane earlier this year that was ultimately dropped because investigators were not convinced he had committed a crime. The source stressed that police were not naming the alleged suspect in Sunday’s incident publicly because of the intense publicity generated by the Patrick Kane investigation and the need for investigators to do their jobs.
Kane is apparently represented by Paul J. Cambria, who also represents Patrick Kane. If you know anything, please email us at email@example.com.
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