Alex Hepburn jailed for five years on charges of rape
He was found guilty earlier this month by the court.
Updated - Apr 30, 2019 8:38 pm
The former Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn has been sentenced five-year jail term after he was found guilty of raping a sleeping woman. The case has been going for a long time and despite the cricketer rubbishing all the allegations saying that he had consensual sex with the woman, he was found guilty. But the court heard the woman who said that she was having sex with Hepburn’s then county team-mate Joe Clarke at the players’ flat in Worcester.
However, after multiple hearings, the cricketer was found guilty by the Hereford Crown Court and the judge had cleared that he will go to jail. According to the reports in BBC, Alex Hepburn has been sent to jail now for a period of five years and his career is in doldrums now.
Incident happened in 2017
The incident took place in April 2017 when the woman had consensual sex with Joe Clarke following a night-out. But then Clarke left the bedroom after he was unwell only to be joined by Alex Hepburn who had drunk up to 20 bottles of beer. The cricketer had claimed during the court hearings that the woman rolled over the bed and kissed him.
But the victim argued that she had her eyes closed and was engaged in 20 minutes of sex with Hepburn and who she thought was Clarke. She only realised that it was Hepburn after hearing his voice. After multiple hearings, the former Worcestershire cricketer was found guilty and the judge had cleared that he will have to go jail.
“I am adjourning your case for the preparation of a pre-sentence report. It would not be a kindness to you to leave you under any false impression as to the purpose of that report. There is only one sentence that can properly be handed down in this case, and a custodial sentence is inevitable,” the judge had said.