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Woman tells police Steve Wynn raped her multiple times in the 1970s

After The Wall Street Journal published decades of sexual misconduct allegations against casino magnate Steve Wynn in January, police in Las Vegas were approached by a woman who accused Wynn of raping her in the 1970s, The Associated Press reports.

On Tuesday, AP obtained copies of police reports recently filed by two women, including one who said that Wynn raped her inside her Chicago apartment at least three times in 1973 and 1974. She also told police that she became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter inside a gas station bathroom.

The second woman said that in 1976, while working at the Golden Nugget casino-hotel in Las Vegas, she had consensual sex with Wynn "several times," but "felt coerced to perform the acts." When she became involved in a romantic relationship with someone else, the woman said, she rebuffed Wynn's advances and was then accused of stealing $40 and forced to resign.

Because the statute of limitations in Nevada is 20 years, the Las Vegas case will not be investigated, AP says. Wynn denied all of the allegations reported by the Journal, claiming they are part of a smear campaign against him. Earlier this month, the billionaire resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, and in January he stepped down as finance chair of the Republican National Committee.