Aunt urges ex-Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans to apologise for rape

Ched Evans
Ched Evans

The aunt of disgraced footballer Ched Evans has urged him to apologise to the woman he was convicted of raping.

Nina Evans, aged 56, said the ex-Sheffield United striker, who was released from prison last week and still maintains his innocence, said: “He deserved to go down as he was found guilty - he did rape her.”

She added: “Ched won’t grasp or listen. He won’t admit he’s done wrong. He’ll never show remorse.”

Nina spoke out after Evans released a video on his website, in which he apologised for his infidelity to partner Natasha Massey and spoke of his desire to play professional football again but failed to apologise for the sex attack he was convicted of.

“It cut me like a knife. I hoped he’d come to his senses and say the right thing,” added Nina.

“What about his poor victim? It’s a massive insult to her.”

Evans was jailed for five years in 2012 and served half the sentence behind bars after being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel bedroom in Rhyl, North Wales, on a night out.


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He admitted having sex with the woman and maintained she consented, but the case against him was that his victim was too drunk.

Footballer Clayton McDonald, a defender who now plays for Southport, was also accused of raping the same woman but was cleared by a jury.

He met her in a takeaway and took her to his hotel room, where the pair had sex.

Evans arrived later, having not met the woman before.

Jurors were told two pals tried to film the activity in the room on a mobile phone while peering through a ground floor window from outside.

Evans left the hotel via a fire exit.