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Posted: Tuesday June 19, 2012 8:46PM ; Updated: Wednesday June 20, 2012 1:32AM

Rape allegations against Kings defenseman Doughty probed

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Drew Doughty's attorney said the D.A.'s office is deciding whether to file charges

Phone and email messages left for a police spokesman were not returned

Doughty had two goals and four assists during the Kings' Stanley Cup finals win

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Drew Doughty had four goals and 12 assists in the Kings' playoff run to the Stanley Cup.
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HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Police are investigating date rape allegations against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty stemming from an encounter with a woman at a Southern California seaside bar.

Doughty's attorney Craig Renetzky confirmed Tuesday that Hermosa Beach police were investigating the woman's sexual assault allegations against Doughty, and said the District Attorney's office is expected to decide this week whether to file charges.

Renetzky says the investigation into the alleged incident has been ongoing for a number of months. He would give no further details.

Phone and email messages left for a police spokesman and with a Kings spokesman weren't immediately returned.

Doughty is among the Kings' highest paid players after signing a new contract earlier in the season. The 22-year-old had two goals and four assists during the team's recent victory over the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup finals.

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