On Friday 14th October, the footballer Ched Evans was found not guilty at retrial of the rape of a woman in 2011.
Ed Beltrami, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Wales said:
“We respect the decision of the jury today. This case hinged on the issue of sexual consent – that someone consents if they agree by choice and have the freedom and capacity to make that choice. Being drunk does not mean a person relinquishes their right to consent, that they are to blame for being attacked or that they were ‘fair game’.