Police were stopped from arresting Cristiano Ronaldo by DA in 2009

Las Vegas police investigating Cristiano Ronaldo for rape in 2009 were STOPPED from arresting him by ‘senior official’ despite belief they had ‘enough evidence’

  • Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of raping Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 
  • Ronaldo, 37, vehemently denied Mayorga’s claim, saying ‘rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything I am and believe in’
  • According to newly uncovered court transcript from September 2021, Mayorga’s lawyer said in 2009k, police sought warrant for Ronaldo’s arrest 
  • Clark County DA Steve Wolfson declined to prosecute, even though police ‘believed they had a case,’ according to Mayorga’s attorney   

Police in Las Vegas investigating soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for a rape allegation in 2009 requested a warrant to arrest him at the time, but the local district attorney decline to pursue the case, according to newly uncovered documents. 

Kathryn Mayorga has accused the Manchester United and Portugal forward of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

Ronaldo, 37, has vehemently denied Mayorga’s claims, saying that ‘rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything I am and believe in.’ 

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and his rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga (right) pictured on the night the pair met in Las Vegas in 2009 and the alleged rape took place. Las Vegas police had sought to arrest the soccer star, but the DA declined to prosecute  

In this June 2009, Ronaldo is pictured with Mayorga in Rain Nightclub in Las Vegas. The soccer star has denied raping the woman 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigated Mayorga’s accusations, and an officer submitted an affidavit requesting that a warrant be issued for Ronaldo’s arrest for sexual assault. 

According to a court transcript from a September 2021 hearing, reviewed by DailyMail.com and first reported on by The Sun, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson declined to prosecute, even though police ‘believed they had a case,’ Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Stovall, told the court.

‘What happened is when that was submitted to the district attorney’s office, Mr. Wolfson declined to prosecute,’ Stovall said during the September 17 hearing. 

‘He doesn’t say why he decided to decline and anything — any argument is just speculation. It was within the statute of limitations. 

‘The police believed that they had a case to prosecute for one count of sexual assault and the DA decided not to.’ 

Mayorga’s claims were investigated by the police twice – in 2009 and 2018. Wolfson reviewed the case again in 2019 and concluded there was not enough evidence to prove the rape charge beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Mayorga accused Ronaldo of raping her at the Palms Hotel and Casino on June 12, 2009.

Ronaldo has maintained that the sexual encounter with Mayorga was consensual.

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