First charges over Ched Evans rape victim 'naming'

Two people have been charged with offences relating to messages posted online that allegedly identified the victim in the rape case which led to the conviction of footballer Ched Evans.

Jim Brisbane, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Cymru-Wales, said:

The Crown Prosecution Service have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge Dominic Green, 23, from Rhyl and Alexandra Hewitt, 24, from Broughton, with the offence of publishing a matter likely to lead members of the public to identify the complainant in a rape case, contrary to the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992.

Evidence relating to a number of other suspects has been presented to us as part of this investigation and our evidential reviews are continuing.

– Jim Brisbane, Crown Prosecution Service

Both have been charged by North Wales Police and bailed to appear before Prestatyn Magistrates’ Court on the 5th November.

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