Australian Cricketer Found Guilty of Raping a Sleeping Woman
An Australian cricket player has been found guilty in England of raping a sleeping woman.
Alex Hepburn slumped into his seat, covered his face with his hands and sobbed after the verdict was returned by jurors at Worcester Crown Court in central England.
Prosecutors say Hepburn began to rape the woman, who cannot be identified, while she was asleep after getting into a bed in his apartment.
Hepburn and his teammates at English county team Worcestershire had set up what was described in court as a "sexual conquest game" on the social media app WhatsApp.
Prosecutors said Hepburn had been "fired up" by his desire to win the competition.
(Published in an arrangement with Associated Press)
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