Nita Dowell, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales, said:
“The Crown Prosecution Service respects the verdicts of the jury in relation to both defendants.
– Nita Dowell, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service
Ched Evans took advantage of a vulnerable young woman who was in no fit state to consent to sexual activity. He did so knowingly and with a total disregard for her physical or emotional wellbeing.
It is a myth that being vulnerable through alcohol consumption means that a victim is somehow responsible for being raped. The law is clear; being vulnerable through drink or drugs does not imply consent.