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Jury Retires To Consider Verdict In Trial Of Cricketer Accused Of Raping Sleeping Woman

The jury in the trial of a cricketer accused of raping a sleeping woman has retired to consider its verdict.Former Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn denies sexually assaulting the woman in April 2017, claiming they had consensual sex in which she “actively engaged” after opening her eyes and kissing him.Prosectors claim the 23-year-old began to rape the woman while she was asleep in his best friend’s bed, after he became “fired up” by a competition to sleep with the most women.In her evidence to the court on Tuesday, the woman, who...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Thursday, 10 January