As authorities await final forensic evidence to be returned regarding the sexual assault investigation surround Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, a pretty big development in the case took place on Thursday night.
According to Buffalo’s NBC affiliate WGRZ, a woman who was with the alleged rape victim the night it happened has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury on September 8 in Buffalo. There is no word as to whether more people may be subpoenaed. However, as of September 1, authorities were still interviewing people regarding the case.
According to police, Kane and the alleged victim were at Skybar in Buffalo before Kane, the victim and the victim’s friend returned back to the his Hamburg, NY residence where the assault allegedly took place. Since that early August weekend, police have been waiting for evidence to return. A rape kit was performed at an area hospital, according to reports.
Kane has not been charged with any crime in the case. The Hockey Writers has reached out to Kane’s attorney, Paul J. Cambria Jr., for comment on the latest developments, and will update this article should a response be received.
This story is developing. The Hockey Writers will have more information as it becomes available.
Michael is a former Managing Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s covered the Buffalo Sabres, along with the NHL in general, for various outlets since 2009. His work has been featured on outlets such as Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports.