Why would a footballer rape a woman to satisfy is sexual gratification, even if the young woman in question was very drunk and actually partook in the activity? Is a man then guilty of rape if the woman he had sex with is said to be too drunk to have sex even if she actually did? Am confused
Anyway, the gist is that Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans has been jailed for five years for raping a teenager who was 'too drunk to consent' to sex as two of his friends watched and tried to film it on a mobile phone.
Guilty as Charged: Chen Evans at Caernafon Crown Court
Former Manchester City striker Evans was found guilty of raping the then 19-year-old at a hotel following a night out in Rhyl, north Wales, in May last year.
His co-defendant, Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, was found not guilty of the same charge.
During the trial, the court heard that, on the night of Sunday May 29, Evans and McDonald went out in Rhyl, socialising with friends.
In the early hours of Monday May 30, they had been separated after a fight involving their friend, Javan Vidal, another former Manchester City youth academy footballer.
CCTV footage played to the jury showed McDonald being approached by the complainant and getting into a taxi which she flagged down.
He then took the woman, whom he and Evans had earlier seen fall over in a kebab shop, to a Premier Inn hotel room that Evans had booked in McDonald's name.
During the drive to the hotel, McDonald called someone on his phone to say he was with a girl.
The complainant had been drinking wine, double vodkas with lemonade and had also had a sambuca shot.
In an interview with the police, she said she believed her drink was spiked that night because she was used to drinking heavily and had never 'blacked out' before.
The court heard that McDonald and the woman walked into the hotel 'linking arms" and went to his room.
McDonald said they sat on the bed and she immediately began touching his genitals.
Evans arrived shortly afterwards, went to the room and found the pair having sex.
McDonald claimed that Evans asked if he could get involved, while Evans claimed it was McDonald who asked him if he wanted to have sex with the woman.