Authorities seek Ronaldo’s DNA in 2009 Las Vegas rape probe

Mike Montone
January 10, 2019 - 2:53 pm

LAS VEGAS (1010 WINS) -- Authorities in Las Vegas have reportedly issued a warrant for Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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A source told the Wall Street Journal they want a DNA sample to see if it matches evidence found on a dress belonging to a woman who accused him of rape.

Las Vegas cops reopened the case in the fall, after the woman filed a lawsuit claiming Ronaldo attacked her 10 years ago and paid her $375,000 to keep it secret.

Ronaldo and his attorneys have denied the allegations.

“Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature,” attorney Peter S. Christiansen said.

Ronaldo is currently playing for the Turin, Italy based Juventus.

The Journal reports, the rape allegedly occurred in June 2009, when the then 24-year-old soccer star met Kathryn Mayorga in a club at the Palms Casino Resort. Her civil complaint alleges that Ronaldo invited her to a party in his suite where he forced himself on her.

Mayorga reported the alleged assault the day it happened. Nevada does not have a statute of limitations on charges stemming from such reports.