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Kane accuser’s family issues statement saying they will continue to seek justice

Family members of the alleged rape victim in the Patrick Kane case late Thursday night issued a statement announcing plans to continue moving forward in efforts to seek justice for the young woman.

In the brief statement, they expressed disappointment that attorney Thomas J. Eoannou withdrew from representing the woman, and they pointed out that she had no knowledge of the evidence bag until after it was brought to the attention of the attorney.

Here is the statement in its entirety:

“While we are disappointed that Mr. Eoannou has withdrawn from his role providing advice and counsel in the criminal investigation of Patrick Kane, we have every intention of pursuing this case to a just conclusion.

“It must be emphasized that there exists no evidence or allegation that the accuser herself had any knowledge of the existence of the ‘evidence bag’ until well after it was brought to Mr. Eoannou’s office on Tuesday afternoon. A further statement regarding that matter will be made after the district attorney’s press conference tomorrow.”

On Wednesday, Eoannou said he learned of the evidence bag from the mother of the alleged rape victim. He said she had contacted him immediately after returning home for lunch at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and finding the bag between the storm door and front door of her residence.

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