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Welsh striker jailed for rape

The Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman who was "too drunk to consent" to sex. Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald was cleared of the same charge.

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Ched Evans to appeal over rape conviction

Lawyers for Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans say he will appeal against his conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room. In a statement posted on the Yorkshire club's website, law said he "maintains his innocence".

Evans was jailed after being found guilty of raping the woman at a hotel in North Wales last May.

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