Cristiano Ronaldo will NOT face rape charges in Las Vegas because the alleged victim’s unwillingness to identity him straight away ruined the investigation, prosecutors say
Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over an alleged rape at a Las Vegas hotel after prosecutors said his accuser’s unwillingness to name an attacker stopped a proper forensic investigation.
Kathryn Mayorga claims that the Juventus star sexually assaulted her in 2009 after they met at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms hotel.
But today it emerged that prosecutors will not file charges against the striker, who was pictured with Ms Mayorga on the evening in question.
The allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,’ they said in a statement. ‘Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming.’
The accuser filed a police report describing the alleged attack, but did not name Ronaldo in the original document.
She has since said that the Portugal player invited her up to his hot tub in the penthouse suit at which he was staying.
‘Without knowing the identity of the perpetrator or the location of the crime, detectives were unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence,’ the prosecutors said. ‘In addition, video evidence, showing interactions between the victim and perpetrator before and after the alleged crime, was lost. The criminal investigation was closed.’
The prosecution team maintains that a a civil settlement was reached in 2010 and nothing more was reported to police until August 2018.
Ms Mayorga named the former Manchester United player and asked for the investigation to be reopened.