Patrick Kane accuser will cooperate with hoax investigation: attorney

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CHICAGO — An attorney for Patrick Kane’s accuser says she will cooperate in the investigation of her mother.

Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita presented proof on Friday that investigators put rape kits in boxes, not bags.

It came days after Thomas Eoannou, an attorney for Kane’s accuser, said an evidence bag was left outside his client’s mother’s home. He said it meant the evidence was tampered with.

Eoannou quit the next day amid doubts about the mother’s story.

Sedita said it was an elaborate hoax. He also told reporters that the girl refused to talk about her mother’s involvement.

The girl’s attorney says they never asked to speak to her, but she is ready and willing.

“For the record, no one has asked to speak to the complainant regarding the latest incident,” Buffalo-based attorney Roland Cercone wrote in a letter released to the Tribune Saturday. “I suspect this is so because their investigation has already revealed that she had no knowledge of—or anything to do with—this entire fiasco. However, should the District Attorney wish to speak with my client, she is ready, willing, and able to cooperate, as she has always done throughout this investigation.”

Sedita could not immediately be reached for comment.

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