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Alex Hepburn (cricketer)
Full name: Alex Hepburn
Born/Date of Birth: 21 December 1995
Place of Birth: Subiaco, Western Australia
Parents: Alex Hepburn Sr
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Bowling: Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
2015–2017: Worcestershire (squad no. 26)
List A debut: 17 August 2015 Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Twenty20 debut: 5 August 2017 Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Alex Hepburn (born 21 December 1995), is an Australian cricketer, who last played for Worcestershire County Cricket Club in England. In April 2019, he was sentenced to five years imprisonment for the rape of a sleeping woman as part of a WhatsApp-based 'sexual conquest game'.
A batting all-rounder, he bowled right-arm medium pace, and batted right-handed. He made his one-day debut for Worcestershire against Leicestershire in August 2015. He made his Twenty20 cricket debut for Worcestershire in the 2017 NatWest t20 Blast on 5 August 2017.
On 9 November 2017, Hepburn was charged with two counts of rape, but these charges were not confirmed to the public until 29 November 2017. Worcestershire County Cricket Club suspended Hepburn on full pay, but did not renew his contract when it expired at the end of September 2018. At Hepburn's trial in January 2019, the jury failed to reach a verdict, and as a result were discharged. He underwent a retrial in April 2019, and was convicted of one count of rape on 12 April 2019. During the trial Hepburn admitted he had sent "disgusting" WhatsApp messages relating to a sexual conquest competition. Worcestershire County Cricket Club issued a statement saying that they were appalled by the details reported in the case. On 30 April 2019, Hepburn was sentenced to five years in prison. He was also placed on the sex offenders register for life.
Hepburn was imprisoned at HM Prison Littlehey. In June 2020, Hepburn lost his appeal against his conviction.