Nearly a week after a woman said she was raped at the Kennedy family compound, police have made no arrests, and the woman hired two criminal lawyers as her family complained about progress in the case.
Police say they're trying their best under intense pressure."Instead of one detective, I have assigned three or four detectives to work this case," police Capt. Brian Roche said Thursday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
William Kennedy Smith, 30, a nephew of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, is the prime suspect, according to The Palm Beach Post, which quoted an unnamed source. Police have refused to confirm or deny the report, and Smith has denied any wrongdoing.
"I've canceled days off. I want to bring this case to a successful conclusion as soon as we can," said Roche, who is head of detectives.
Roche was in court for a hearing on public access to the police report on the incident, in which the 29-year-old woman said she was raped early Saturday. The Palm Beach Post, the Palm Beach Daily News and television station WPTV sued for release of the report.
Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal said he hoped to rule Friday on releasing the report.
Last Friday night the woman met Sen. Kennedy, 59; his son, Patrick Kennedy, 24; and Smith at the Au Bar club. The woman said they invited her over to the compound and it was there she was assaulted.