Ronaldo will not face rape charges

Prosecutor says there is not enough evidence

Ronaldo pictured visiting Funchal in early July. No rape charges will be brought.The BBC and many other media outlets are covering the story that Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges after being accused of sexual assault, according to an announcement by US prosecutors yesterday. Las Vegas prosecutors said the claims could not “be proven beyond reasonable doubt”.

34-year-old Kathryn Mayorga had alleged that the player, who now plays for Juventus, raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the Madeiran in 2010, but subsequently tried to resurrect the case in 2018. Ronaldo has always denied the allegations.

The Clark County District Attorney’s office said the victim reported an assault in 2009 but refused to state where it had happened or who the attacker was. As a result, police were unable “to conduct any meaningful investigation”. District attorney Steve Wolfson said there was not enough evidence to prove the allegations beyond reasonable doubt, and therefore no charges will be filed.

Full story in the Guardian here.

Ronaldo returned to Madeira earlier this month to inaugurate a seven-story apartment building just along the seafront from his CR7 hotel, which is his latest investment on the island. According to various press reports at the time, he offered an apartment to his mother, Dolores Aveiro, and another to his older brother, Hugo.

 

3 thoughts on “Ronaldo will not face rape charges”

  1. You should NEVER have faced these charges Ronaldo, nothing more than the words of a desperate gold digger (back to the gutter where she belongs), Amen

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  2. Just in case anyone missed this, it’s only the criminal case that has been dropped. She also has a civil case going so C. Ronaldo had better continue to avoid the US just in case.

    [Whether the civil case has any chance when the criminal case has been dropped is a matter for speculation, but I would assume that having been paid once to drop the matter, coming back for more money isn’t likely to be a great argument when the police have already dropped their criminal case.]

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