(CNN)Las Vegas police investigating a rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo have sent a warrant to authorities in Italy requesting a sample of the Portuguese football superstar’s DNA, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.
“The LVMPD is taking the same steps in this case as in any other sexual assault to facilitate the collection of DNA evidence,” Officer Laura Meltzer said. “We can confirm that an official request has been submitted to Italian authorities.”
The Wall Street Journal
reported police sent the warrant to a court in Italy, where Ronaldo plays for famed club Juventus.