Cleared Ched Evans defends controversial evidence in rape trial
Exonerated footballer Ched Evans has defended the controversial decision to allow details of the complainant's sex life to feature in his retrial.
The former Wales international player said his case was "exceptional", and justified the rare step that saw the inclusion of new evidence from two of her previous lovers.
Mr Evans spent two and a half years in prison after being convicted in 2012 of raping a drunken waitress who prosecutors said was too intoxicated to have consented.
The striker maintained his innocence and his family hired private investigators to gather new evidence,... read more
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