Australian cricketer faces jail after UK rape

Worcester: An Australian cricketer who raped a woman he found «dozing» in his teammate’s bedroom is due to be sentenced by a UK Crown Court judge.

Australian cricketer Alex Hepburn arrives at court.

Australian cricketer Alex Hepburn arrives at court.Credit:PA

Alex Hepburn, 23, has been warned a jail sentence is inevitable for the attack committed during the first night of a sexual conquest «game» he helped to set up on a WhatsApp group.

The former Worcestershire county all-rounder is alleged to have been «fired up» by the contest to sleep with the most women, before carrying out the rape at his flat in Portland Street, Worcester, in April 2017.

A jury found Hepburn guilty of oral rape at a retrial earlier this month, but cleared him of a further count of rape relating to the same victim.




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