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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Nine plead guilty to revealing identity of woman raped by footballer Ched Evans.

Nine people have pleaded guilty to revealing the identity of the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans on a social networking site, after Evans was convicted at Caernarfon Crown Court in April.

They all claimed that they were not aware that naming her was a criminal offence.

The law gives the victims and alleged victims of rape and other sexual offences lifelong anonymity.

The defendants appeared at Prestatyn Magistrates' Court charged with publishing material likely lead members of the public to identify the complainant in a rape case, contrary to the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act, 1992.

All nine have been ordered to pay £624 each in compensation.

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