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Investigations near conclusion in Ronaldo’s rape case as Police issue warrant for DNA sample

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The police in the US city of Las Vegas have issued a warrant to obtain Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA to see if it matches that found on the dress of his rape accuser.

The Wall Street Journal reports that authorities recently sent the warrant to the Italian court system, the country the Juventus superstar, 33, plays.

It will be recalled that US model Kathryn Mayorga, 34, claims she was sexually assaulted by the £100m Portuguese footballer in a Las Vegas hotel room in the early hours of June 13, 2009. Vegas police re-opened the investigation into the case last year.

Ronaldo had swiftly denied the allegations – calling them “fake news” – insisting the sex was consensual. Ms Mayorga, then 25, was ­working in Rain nightclub, inside the Palms Casino Resort and met the star in the venue’s VIP area.

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The court paper read that: “Cristiano Ronaldo pulled the plaintiff into a bedroom and on to a bed and attempted to engage in sexual intercourse.” It said the plaintiff refused, tried to cover herself and was screaming: “No, no, no”. “When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman,” the paper adds.

Also, leaked court papers suggest his legal team agreed to pay £287,000 to stop her pursuing charges and gagged her from speaking out — but did not admit any wrongdoing.

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