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Australian cricketer found guilty of raping a sleeping woman

AP  |  Worcester (England) 

An Australian has been found guilty in England of raping a sleeping woman.

slumped into his seat, covered his face with his hands and sobbed after the verdict was returned by jurors at in

The 23-year-old Hepburn, who was born in 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 WhatsApp.

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

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 22:35 IST