By Onyinye Ugwu
The Police in Las Vegas have reportedly issued a warrant asking for Portuguese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo‘s DNA following allegations that he raped a woman in the US city nine years ago.
Kathryn Mayorga, a now 34-year-old teacher, who was an aspiring model at the time of the alleged assault, said the Juventus forward raped her in a bathroom at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in the early hours of June 13, 2009.
Wall Street Journal reports that authorities now want to check Ronaldo’s DNA if it matches that of some found on the dress of Ms. Mayorga from that night.
The newspaper claims authorities have sent a warrant to the Italian courts in the hopes of being allowed to carry out the procedure. It cites a ‘law-enforcement official with knowledge of the case’ who claims a key piece of evidence in the investigation is the dress, and that some DNA other than Ms. Mayorga’s was found on it.
Ronaldo through is lawyers have continually denied the incident and he has also received the support of his family and employers.