January 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Updated: January 10, 2019 8:55 pm

Police in Vegas seek Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in sexual assault investigation, lawyer says

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape allegations

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from Cristiano Ronaldo in their investigation of a Nevada woman’s allegation that the international soccer star raped 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.

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It was closed in 2009 but reopened days before the woman filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada in September claiming that Ronaldo raped her.

Ronaldo, through his lawyers, has denied the rape allegation.

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