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Ched Evans cleared of rape



Ched Evans has been cleared of his rape charge after a retrial at Cardiff Crown Court.

In 2012, Ched Evans and former teammate Clayton McDonald were tried for an incident which occurred at a Wales hotel in May 2011.

A 19-year-old woman claimed to be too drunk to consent and accused the duo of rape.

On April 20th 2012, Evans was sentenced to five years imprisonment after being found guilty of rape at Caernarfon Crown Court.

During his time in prison, Ched Evans maintained his innocence and appealed the charge on numerous occasions.

In April, Evans was granted the right to a retrial, which commenced on the 4th October. He was found not guilty by the jury at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday 14th October 2016.

The 27-year-old is currently playing for Chesterfield in League One, where he has four goals in seven league appearances.

He previously tried to re-sign for former club Sheffield United and Oldham Athletic but was ultimately not offered a contract by either because of his rape conviction.

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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