Vegas police seek Ronaldo’s DNA in sexual assault case, soccer star’s lawyer says

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from the soccer star in their investigation of a Nevada woman’s allegation that Ronaldo sexually assaulted her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009.

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Attorney Peter S. Christiansen in Las Vegas provided no additional detail on Thursday. He did not immediately confirm a Wall Street Journal report citing an unnamed source saying that a warrant was sent to Italy to compel Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample.

Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer declined comment about the police investigation.

It was closed in 2009 but reopened days before the woman filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada in September claiming that Ronaldo sexually assaulted her. Ronaldo through his lawyers have denied the allegation.

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