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Petition Urges Sheffield United Not to Re-Sign Convicted Rapist

  • Guardian, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:49 PM
Nearly 60,000 people have signed an online petition urging Sheffield United not to re-sign the convicted rapist Ched Evans when he is released from prison. The strike was jailed for five years in April 2012 for raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel following a night out near Rhyl in north Wales. While Evans admitted to having sex with the teenager, the prosecution had successfully argued that the woman was too drunk to consent. Evans is due for release in October.

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