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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Footballer loses appeal in rape case

Published 07/11/2012|05:00

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FOOTBALLER Ched Evans has lost a challenge against his conviction for rape.

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The former Sheffield United and Wales striker had his case rejected by three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.

The judges also threw out a bid by Evans (pictured) to have his sentence reduced.

He was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

Evans (23) had denied the offence but was found guilty by a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court of raping her at a hotel in North Wales in May of last year.

Irish Independent

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