Ched Evans's rape conviction

Nine people have each been ordered to pay a rape victim for revealing her name on social networks after footballer Ched Evans was convicted of raping her at Caernarfon Crown Court in April.

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Alleged naming of victim online

Ched Evans was found guilty of rape last week Credit: ITV News Wales

Police are investigating reports that the rape victim in the Ched Evans trial has been named on social networking sites.

North Wales police have said they are "aware of reports of comments on social media sites and are collating all relevant information."

National charities, Rape Crisis and End Violence Against Women, have said that the alleged naming is "profoundly disturbing" and raises "serious questions" about the "adequacy" of the justice system and whether it can cope with offences committed online.

Legislation is currently in place that ensures all victims of sexual abuse are protected by lifetime anonymity and those who do name them are breaking the law.

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