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The Woman In The Ched Evans Rape Case Is Being Harassed On Twitter

Evans was found not guilty in his retrial of the rape of a teenager.

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The 27-year-old had been found guilty of the offence in 2011. However, in April this year the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction and ordered a retrial.

When the news of the verdict broke, it prompted a heated response from supporters of the woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – who continued to rally behind her.

Disgusting online response to Ched Evans verdict - abuse, misogyny, raking up past sexual history - a masterclass in why women don't report

The online abuse isn't new. The woman has been forced to go into hiding and has moved from her home five times as a result of the online harassment she received during the trial and retrial.

The woman in the case has had her name repeatedly revealed on social media over the years by supporters of Ched Evans, despite police warning social media users that identifying her is breaking the law.

In 2012, nine people pleaded guilty to revealing the identity of the woman on Twitter and Facebook.

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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