Prosecutor in Patrick Kane case says accuser’s mom lied about evidence bag

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The prosecutor overseeing the sexual assault investigation of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane says the accuser's mother lied about finding an evidence bag in her doorway.

Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said during a news conference Friday that the mother was given the bag at a hospital when her daughter was examined, but it never contained a rape kit.

Sedita says the mother was given the bag when the examining nurse learned that the accuser changed her top before going to the hospital. He says the mother was to put the top in the bag and turn it into authorities, but never did.

The woman's former attorney, Thomas Eoannou, abruptly quit the case Thursday night, saying he didn't believe the story about how the bag was found.

Kane has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s at his waterfront mansion outside of Buffalo on Aug. 2. He has not been charged.

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