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Prosecutors await lab results in Bryant case

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The Eagle County Sheriff's Department took this booking photo of Kobe Bryant.

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EAGLE, Colorado (CNN) -- The district attorney's office will wait for lab test results before deciding whether to file charges against Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant in connection with an alleged sexual assault, authorities said Friday.

District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said charges could be announced early next week, after his office receives results from tests being conducted at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The Eagle County Sheriff's Office said it received a report July 1 from a woman who alleged sexual misconduct by Bryant, 24. The sheriff's office was told the incident happened June 30 at the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado, just west of the Vail, Colorado, ski resort.

Hotel manager Paul Pastoor told CNN that Bryant stayed at the hotel June 30-July 2. CNN has learned the 19-year-old alleged victim had attended a high school in Eagle where she was a cheerleader and a member of the select choir. Sources said she worked at the front desk of the hotel.

Sheriff Joseph Hoy said Bryant voluntarily complied with an arrest warrant issued by his office, and returned to Colorado from Los Angeles, California, on July 4 to turn himself in. Bryant is free on a $25,000 bond.

No details of the victim's allegations have been made public, and a judge has sealed information in the case.

If charges are filed against him, Bryant's next court date would be August 6, Hurlbert said.

Bryant, who is married and has a daughter who was born in January, was a member of the 2002 NBA championship team and was named most valuable player in the NBA All-Star game that season.

He was a first round draft pick out of high school by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996, and later that year was traded to the Lakers, where he has played ever since.


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