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Former Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn found guilty of rape

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Published Apr 13, 2019, 5:58 pm IST
Updated Apr 13, 2019, 5:58 pm IST
The 23-year old will now face a prison sentence after being convicted on one charge of rape.
Hepburn will be sentenced at Hereford Crown Court on 30 April and was told by Judge Jim Tindal that a custodial sentence was inevitable. (Photo: AFP / Representative image)
 Hepburn will be sentenced at Hereford Crown Court on 30 April and was told by Judge Jim Tindal that a custodial sentence was inevitable. (Photo: AFP / Representative image)

London: Former Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn has been found guilty of raping a sleeping woman following a retrial at Worcester Crown Court on Saturday.

The 23-year old will now face a prison sentence after being convicted on one charge of rape. He, however, got cleared of a second charge which related to the same victim.

 

The incident took place back on April 1, 2017, when Hepburn raped the victim after getting into her bed while she was sleeping.

“She was engaging in the act so I presumed she was enjoying it,” Hepburn told the court; quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.

Hepburn will be sentenced at Hereford Crown Court on 30 April and was told by Judge Jim Tindal that a custodial sentence was inevitable.

“There is only one sentence that can properly be handed down in this case, and a custodial sentence is inevitable. You need to prepare yourself and get matters in order and attend Hereford Crown Court on the 30th of April,” said Tindal.

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