Police investigating Cristiano Ronaldo over an alleged rape believed that they had enough evidence to arrest him – but were stopped by the district attorney.
Ronaldo had been accused by Kathryn Mayorga of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009, a claim that has been repeatedly denied by the Portuguese forward and his lawyers.
Now a court document claimed cops in Las Vegas – where the alleged incident is said to have took place – signed a warrant for Ronaldo’s arrest on allegations of sexual assault.
According to the documents, Clark County District Attorney, Steve Wolfson, is alleged to have declined to prosecute the case.
In a court transcript obtained by the The Sun, Mayorga’s lawyer, Leslie Mark Stovall, said: “What happened is when that arrest warrant was submitted to the district attorney’s office, Mr. Wolfson declined to prosecute.
“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.”
Ronaldo said back in 2018 that the accusation of rape against him was “against everything that I am and believe in.”
He said at the time: “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.
“Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”
Last week, Ronaldo and his legal team were fighting an attempt by a newspaper to be given access to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department documents regarding the allegation.
Back in 2019, Vegas police confirmed that Ronaldo would not be facing criminal prosecution having reopened their case the previous year.