FirstPost.com (India) – London: Australian-born former Worcestershire county cricketer Alex Hepburn was found guilty at a re-trial on Friday of raping a sleeping woman as part of a sex game conducted on WhatsApp.

Summary

  • London: Australian-born former Worcestershire county cricketer Alex Hepburn was found guilty at a re-trial on Friday of raping a sleeping woman as part of a sex game conducted on WhatsApp.
  • The BBC and Sky television reported the jury delivered a unanimous guilty verdict on a count of oral rape after deliberating for nearly 11 hours.
  • The 23-year-old was cleared of a second rape charge involving the same woman, who had earlier had consensual sex with team mate Joe Clarke, in his Worcester apartment after a night out with friends on 1 April, 2017.
  • The court heard Hepburn was part of a WhatsApp group that kept a score of the women its members had slept with as part of a ‘conquest game’.
  • Hepburn was handed a one-year contract extension at Worcestershire on 12 October, 2017 but was suspended from playing any form of cricket after he was charged with two counts of rape on 9 November that year.


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