Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was jailed for five
years on Friday after being found guilty of raping a woman who
was "too drunk to consent."
Evans, 23, had been accused of raping a 19-year-old woman during
an incident at a North Wales hotel in May last year while two
friends attempted to film the incident using a mobile phone.
His co-accused, Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, was found
not guilty of the same charge following a trial at Caernarfon
Evans, who has scored 35 goals for United this season and has 13
caps for Wales, had admitted having sex with the woman but told
the court during the trial she had consented.
The trial heard that the incident occurred after McDonald met the
woman on the street after visiting a takeaway in the early hours
of May 30 last.
He took her back to a hotel near Rhyl in North Wales, where they
had sex and were later joined by Evans, who also had intercourse
with the woman.
The jury was told that as the incident took place two friends of
the men watched through a window and attempted to record the
Prosecutors said the woman had no memory of the incident and
believed her drink may have been spiked. She made a report to
police after waking up in the hotel room naked and alone the