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Sport Australian cricketer jailed for rape has freedom bid thrown out

03:31  01 july  2020
03:31  01 july  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

Hepburn loses rape conviction appeal in UK

  Hepburn loses rape conviction appeal in UK Australian-born cricketer Alex Hepburn has lost his Court of Appeal bid in the UK to have his rape conviction overturned.The 24-year-old was jailed for five years in April last year for the attack, which took place at a flat in Worcester in 2017 during the first night of a sexual conquest competition he helped set up on a WhatsApp group.

A cricketer jailed for raping a sleeping woman in his teammate’s bedroom has lost his Court of At the trial, the Australian -born former Worcestershire all-rounder was said by the prosecution to have been “fired up” by the contest to sleep with the most women, before carrying out the rape at his flat in

A cricketer jailed for raping a sleeping woman in his teammate’s bedroom has lost his Court of At the trial, the Australian -born former Worcestershire all-rounder was said by the prosecution to have been “fired up” by the contest to sleep with the most women, before carrying out the rape at his flat in

a man wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Australian cricketer Alex Hepburn has been jailed for five years jail in the UK. © AAP Australian cricketer Alex Hepburn has been jailed for five years jail in the UK.

An Australian cricketer jailed in the UK for raping a sleeping woman has had his appeal for freedom thrown out.

Perth-born Alex Hepburn, who had been playing cricket in Worcestershire, was found guilty in Hereford Crown Court in April 2019, and sentenced to five years in prison.

His victim was left with facial paralysis and post-traumatic stress disorder after the attack which Hepburn treated as a "game".

Sarah, whose real name was withheld to protect her privacy, was raped in 2017 by Hepburn, 23, after he found her asleep on a mattress in his Worcester apartment after she had had consensual sex with his former teammate, Joe Clarke.

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London: An Australian cricketer who raped a woman he found "dozing" in his teammate's bedroom has been jailed for five years by an English court. Australian cricketer Alex Hepburn arrives at court. Credit:PA. The former Worcestershire county all-rounder was said by the prosecution to have

A cricketer jailed for raping a sleeping woman in his teammate's bedroom has lost his Court of Appeal bid to have his conviction overturned. At the trial, the Australian -born former Worcestershire all-rounder was said by the prosecution to have been 'fired up' by the contest to sleep with the most

Last year Sarah told the BBC it was "so humiliating" to learn afterwards in court that Hepburn raped her as part of a "game" the pair set up on the WhatsApp messaging service to sleep with as many women as possible.

Sarah revealed she had consequently developed PTSD, as well as Bell's palsy, a partial paralysis of the face, as a result of the attack.

During sentencing, Judge Jim Tindal told the "immature" cricketer he and a former teammate had agreed a "pathetic sexist game to collect as many sexual encounters as possible".

He added: "You probably thought it was laddish behaviour at the time.

"In truth it was foul sexism."

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

If you need help or you have experienced domestic/family violence or sexual assault, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) to speak with a counsellor at the National Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence hotline. If you require immediate assistance, call Triple Zero (000)

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