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Australian cricketer found guilty of raping a sleeping woman

The 23-year-old Hepburn, who moved to England in 2013 to pursue a cricket career, also faces another count of rape.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 13, 2019 11:59 IST
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Alex Hepburn of Worcestershire County Cricket Club

An Australian cricket player has been found guilty in England of raping a sleeping woman. Alex Hepburn slumped into his seat, covered his face with his hands and sobbed after the verdict was returned by jurors at Worcester Crown Court in central England. The 23-year-old Hepburn, who was born in Western Australia and moved to England in 2013 to pursue a cricket career, also faces another count of rape.

Prosecutors say Hepburn began to rape the woman, who cannot be identified, while she was asleep after getting into a bed in his apartment.

Hepburn and his teammates at English county team Worcestershire had set up what was described in court as a "sexual conquest game" on the social media app WhatsApp.

Prosecutors said Hepburn had been "fired up" by his desire to win the competition.

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