No charges for Sabres’ Evander Kane following investigation

Buffalo Sabres left wing Evander Kane. (Paul Sancya/AP)

Evander Kane has been cleared after a Erie County officers investigated a sexual encounter in December.

No accusation was ever made against the Buffalo Sabres star winger, the Buffalo News reports, but an investigation began when a woman who spent the night with the hockey player sought medical treatment at Erie County Medical Center and said she could not remember what happened.

“This investigation was the result of the Buffalo Police following automatic protocols that are in place. Those protocols were followed and there was never a criminal complaint filed,” Michael J. Flaherty, Jr., Acting District Attorney, told the News.

“After a careful and diligent examination of all the known facts, including the results of forensic and toxicological testing, neither the provable facts nor the applicable law support the filing of any criminal charges or a prosecution in this matter….

“Out of respect for the privacy of all parties involved and given the fact that these matters need to be handled with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality, I am unable to comment any further regarding the details of the matter.”

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office and the Buffalo Police sex offence squad determined nothing illegal occurred at an alleged incident in a downtown hotel room.

Kane declared his innocence on Dec. 28.

“I just want to say I’ve done nothing wrong,” Kane told reporters at First Niagara Center. “I look forward to clearing my name.”

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