Lawyer: Vegas police seek Ronaldo DNA in rape investigation

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Ronaldo's lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, issued a statement on behalf of the Portugal worldwide, saying: "Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation".

Cristiano Ronaldo will have to turn over a sample of his DNA following a warrant from Las Vegas police as they continue to investigate a rape accusation from 2009.

The police investigation was reopened at Ms Mayorga's request last August, shortly before the former model and schoolteacher filed a civil lawsuit in state court claiming that Ronaldo raped her and that she had been paid £294,000 to keep it secret.

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Ronaldo doesn't deny that he and Mayorga had sex.

Authorities have reportedly obtained the accuser Kathryn Mayorga's dress from the alleged incident and are now looking to see if Ronaldo's DNA is a match.

Mayorga has accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

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Kathryn Mayorga went to cops back in '09 but didn't identify Ronaldo by name out of fear of retaliation.

Christiansen also added that: "Mr. Ronaldo vehemently denies all of the allegations in the complaint and has consistently maintained that denial for the last nine years". According to court papers, the footballer confirmed that they did have sexual intercourse, but said that it was a consensual act.

Mayorga set aside her anonymity to reveal the full details of her story to Der Spiegel, intent on getting the 2010 settlement voided on the grounds that it was never legally binding, as well as finding out if there were other victims of Ronaldo alleged abuse and mistreatment.

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A key piece of evidence in the investigation is a dress from the night in question nine years ago.