Ched Evans To Appeal Rape Conviction
25 April 2012, 09:51
Footballer Ched Evans will appeal against his conviction for rape.
The Sheffield United and Wales striker was jailed for five years on Friday for raping a 19 year old woman at a hotel in Denbighshire.
During the trial, Evans admitted having sex with the victim at a hotel last may, but insists it was consensual.
The girl said she had no memory of what happened that night, and the prosecution argued that she was too drunk to consent to sex.
Evans’ lawyers said the 23 year old maintained his innocence.
But Evans was found guilty by a jury and jailed for five years, but his co-defendant, Port Vale defender 23 year old Clayton McDonald, who also admitted having sex with the victim, was found not guilty.
A statement posted on Sheffield United’s website by Evan’s legal team said: "Mr Evans firmly maintains his innocence in this matter and as such, we confirm Mr Evans will be appealing the decision."