Cristiano Ronaldo: Police investigating Las Vegas rape claim seek footballer's DNA

Bessie Dean
January 11, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo has been asked for a DNA sample as he cooperates with police in Las Vegas over allegations he raped USA woman Kathryn Mayorga in the city in 2009, according to American media reports.

Cristiano Ronaldo will have to turn over a sample of his DNA following a warrant from Las Vegas police as they continue to investigate a rape accusation from 2009.

Mayorga claims Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Recalling the interaction, Mayorga told Der Spiegel that Ronaldo had made a remark suggesting he was a good person minus that "1 percent".

Ronaldo has denied the allegation.

A statement issued Thursday by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that the warrant has been sent to authorities in Italy, where the five-time Ballon d'Or victor plays for league leaders Juventus.

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Kathryn Mayorga went to cops back in '09 but didn't identify Ronaldo by name out of fear of retaliation.

Once the warrant has made its way through the Italian court system, officials will then serve it and, if Ronaldo complies, collect the samples and send them back to U.S. officials.

Previously, had reported how Portugal worldwide Cristiano Ronaldo was accused to have ordered American lady Kathryn Mayorga to sign secret document for her to remain silent over her claims. However, he maintains that they had consensual sex and he did not rape her. Mayorga filed a police report at the time, and claims that she later accepted a $375,000 payment in exchange for dropping the charge. It was then that the dress she had worn was collected for evidence. The Journal reported that Mayorga's DNA is on the dress, and so is the DNA of an unknown party.

The Las Vegas Police Department reopened its investigation in early October, with Thursday's developments the first significant ones that have appeared to move the case forward.

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