The case involving a sexual assault allegation against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be presented to a grand jury beginning next week, The Buffalo News reported, citing three anonymous sources.
Legal experts familiar with the Erie County grand jury process told the News that the accuser and Kane likely will be invited to give testimony to the grand jury, which also will review medical evidence and hear testimony from police and witnesses.
Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III, the woman's attorney and Kane's attorney all declined to comment to the News.
The grand jury, which comprises 23 people, will review all evidence in the case and vote on whether there is enough evidence to charge Kane.
Police have confirmed only that they are investigating an incident that allegedly occurred the first weekend of August at Kane's lakefront home in Hamburg, New York. The Buffalo News reported Kane is under investigation for sexual assault.
The News also reported the woman underwent treatment at a local hospital, where a rape kit was administered.
Kane has met with investigators in the case, the News previously reported.