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Marlon King Convicted Of Sexual Assault And Faces Jail Term

Marlon King

Wigan striker, Marlon King is facing jail after being found guilty of groping a young woman in a nightclub and then breaking her nose when she spurned his “disgusting” advances.

It was reported that the striker, who was celebrating both his wife’s pregnancy and scoring a winning goal hours earlier, was repeatedly “cold-shouldered” by women revellers in London’s packed Soho Revue Bar last December.

When a slightly-built university student became the latest to recoil from his touch, he lost his temper and in an outburst of “completely gratuitous violence” lashed out, “smashing” her to the floor.

It was reported that Kig’s single clenched fist blow was so powerful that two other revellers one of them holding on to his arm were also sent flying.

While bouncers moved in to restrain the muscular £5 million striker, friends rushed to the aid of his victim.

As she was helped to her feet, blood poured from her shattered nose, London’s Southwark Crown Court heard and the 29-year-old, from Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, claimed he was a victim of “mistaken identity”.

But after hearing overwhelming evidence from a string of witnesses, including a football coach who insisted he was the assailant, the jury decided he was lying.

Marlon King was unanimously convicted of sexually assaulting the 20-year-old and causing actual bodily harm.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed that the club will give King notice that his contract at the club will be cancelled following Thursday’s news.

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