Cricketers who raped a sleeping woman as part of a sex game conquest WhatsApp closed for the treatment of the victim, "like a piece of meat," as he was jailed for five years.
Alex Hepburn, 23, was "fired up" for the game of the disease aimed at sleeping with most women, when he raped the victim while she was "still in a fog" in his apartment in Worcester.
Australian-born former Worcestershire CCC all-rounder has been sentenced to five years behind bars in Hereford Crown Court.
The judge closed his cricket for his "terrifying" and "arrogant" acts like he Hepburn rules will be included in the register of sex offender for life.
Judge Jim Tindal said, "immature" cricket he and former teammate agreed "pathetic sexist game to collect as many sexual encounters can be, as possible."
He added: "You may have thought that it was laddish behavior at the time. In fact it was a foul sexism.
"This is a humble woman and trivial rape – a word that you have personally thrown around lightly.
"Only now do you understand how serious & # 39; ozna rape.
"You thought you were God's gift to women, you are treated the victim like a piece of meat, and not someone else who deserves respect."
In what the judge described as "bold" statement shock victim, a woman attacked Hepburn described her ordeal as "evil" and "heinous crime."
Tindal judge praised her for the fact that the evidence in two trials, adding: "I hope that now it can finally be able to look at her future, which will, I believe, clearly."
today, Hepburn went to the court, holding hands with his girlfriend Lucy Street, who supported him throughout the process.
Hepburn's lawyer, Michelle Healy QC, said that her client had repented.
Cricketers wept after being found guilty of raping an oral to a new examination in the beginning of this month. He was cleared of a further count of rape, belonging to one and the same victim.
The four-day trial at Worcester Crown Court had heard how a woman who can not be named for legal reasons, mistakenly thought she was having sex with the then county teammates Hepburn Joe Clark, after meeting him at a nightclub in April 2017.
She told the jury she had consensual sex with England Lions batsman Mr. Clark, who left his bedroom in the early hours to be sick in the bathroom, where he passed out.
Hepburn told the jury he had drunk the equivalent of 20 bottles of beer before he found a woman alone on a mattress in the apartment that he shared with Mr. Clark.
Claiming that he reasonably believed that the woman agreed, Hepburn told the jury she rolled over in bed, kissed him, and incited a "normal" sex by mutual agreement.
But the woman told the court she was asleep at the beginning of the meeting, and felt that it was Mr. Clark, while Hepburn did not speak Australian accent.
During his testimony at the retrial this month, Hepburn admitted sending "disgusting, horrible and embarrassing» WhatsApp messages when establishing the rules of sexual conquest competition with other cricketers.
WhatsApp exchanges provide Hepburn had sex with 60 women during the previous "stat of the game" were not put before the jury that convicted him.
Another message, in which all arms described himself and Mr. Clark as "a few dozen", which should be "hit model" also operated for too preliminary hearing.
The report, written by Clark near the cricket season started in 2017, Hepburn said, "Shame NO f *** ing model in Worcester. When we struck up their ".
In another report, the jury never heard, using what is believed to be a nickname, Hepburn boasted: "We must understand that Hepperdawg with & # 39 is a horny *** with and without you to hold your head up just goes and does things a rogue."
Group rules «STAT CHAT"
alex: "The rules of the game article, it starts on the first night, Joe returns (of the tour).
alex: "We need to be Freshies, names, ages, black or white, rating, rating them.
alex: "The loser has to buy dinner and second loser will have to buy drinks, the winner gets to enjoy a free night.
alex: "Excited as f ** k guys, Clarkey in cormorants should be legal? (Do not prostitute) let the best man win, P.S. We should probably be tested this summer. "
Joe: "Do not re-heats are not permitted (having sex with the same person)."
topics: "Joe, you only won last year because heppdog let you three balls (there are three of them) with it.
alex: "There will be dragging me their home and raped them.
alex: "Can we make a nickname?"
Joe: "Yes, we must, my nickname King (emoticons crown)."
alex: "Mine (emoticons battery), because I can go all night #breakthepuss»
topics: "(Works smiley man), because I probably went home on my last night."
alex: "Eyebrows (tick), hair (tick), tan (tick), f ** k."
Joe: "I will not have my bed down there, so just bring a mattress. So if we cut down, it will have to be in your bed. "
alex: «F ** K my shoes, we are on."
A native of Australia, Hepburn came to Britain at the age of 17 to join Worcestershire CCC.
The court heard Hepburn absorbed about 15 units of alcohol with his friends in the nightclubs of Sin and Bushwhackers in the city center on the night of March 31, 2017.
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