The 23-year-old Hepburn, who was born in Western Australia and moved to England in 2013 to pursue a cricket career, also faces another count of rape. Prosecutors say Hepburn began to rape the woman, who cannot be identified, while she was asleep after getting into a bed in his apartment.
Hepburn and his teammates at English county team Worcestershire had set up what was described in court as a "sexual conquest game" on the social media app WhatsApp. Prosecutors said Hepburn had been "fired up" by his desire to win the competition.
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