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I knew my son was innocent, Ronaldo’s mum says


Cristiano Ronaldo’s family has welcomed news he will not face criminal charges over an alleged Las Vegas rape.

The footballer’s doting mum Dolores Aveiro and sisters Katia and Elma have backed him since it emerged last year he was facing a new US police probe over Kathryn Mayorga’s claims he attacked her at a hotel in the city.

On Tuesday, after prosecutors said her allegations “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt”, Dolores took to social media to insist she always knew Cristiano had never done anything wrong.

The mum-of-four, who has 1.9 million Instagram followers, posted a picture of her by a pool in a matching leopard-print top and trousers and said: “Face of serenity of someone who knows her children.”

She finished her comment with the hashtags ‘justica’ and ‘familia’ – Portuguese for ‘justice’ and ‘family’.



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