Ebbsfleet United player Patrick Ada jailed for rape

PUBLISHED: 11:17 13 December 2012

An Ebbsfleet United footballer has been jailed after being convicted for rape.

Patrick Ada, 27, who had denied the charge, was sentenced to five years at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday (11).

The offence occurred earlier this year when Ada was playing for another football club, Burton Albion, who released him at the end of his contract, and he then went on to be signed by the Blue Square Bet Premier Division club Ebbsfleet United.

A statement from Ebbsfleet United said: “He came to us pre-season and was signed on a fixed-term agreement pending his court appearance.

“In reaching our decision to offer him a contract we took the view that any individual is innocent until proven guilty. It was on that basis that the contract was offered and agreed. In terms with this agreement his contract has now been terminated.”

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