Ched Evans' mugshot (handout)
Ched Evans' mugshot: the 25 year-old footballer claims he was wrongly convicted of rape.Source: Police handout

The father of the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans said that his daughter is near breaking point, as the footballer continues his high-profile campaign to overturn his conviction.

Evans, 25, was released after serving half of his five and a half year sentence for the attack, and claims he was wrongly convicted.

Last week, he released a video in which he appeared alongside his fiancée, Natasha Massey, 25, and apologised to her for an "act of infidelity".

The rape victim's father told the Mail on Sunday: "He's shown no remorse and every time he makes some fresh appeal or comment, he draws attention to my daughter and risks her being identified and found.

"What kind of animal is he to sit there in that video and keep destroying her?"

The woman, who was 19 when she was raped, has had to leave her home town and change her identity three times after her right to anonymity was broken by internet trolls publically identifying her.

In convicting Evans in 2012, the jury ruled that the victim had been too drunk to give consent.

Under British law, the victims of sexual violence are given automatic anonymity.

Evans' supporters have released CCTV footage from the lobby of the hotel in which the rape took place, which they claim shows that the victim was not "incapably drunk".

Police said they are investigating the publication of the footage.

"She feels hunted – I know that sooner or later she will break," her father told the paper.

Controversy has raged after Sheffield United refused to rule out giving Evans a new contract. His victim's father said that as Evans attempt to get his lucrative career back on track, his daughter was living with death threats.

"She went into hiding because people were trying to track her down and kill her. There are only so many times you can keep changing your name. I don't believe she's that strong," said the father.

"All Ched Evans cares about is his career. He doesn't care about what he did, or my daughter. He's never shown any remorse, it's just lie after lie that comes out of his mouth.

"It's an insult to my daughter and to all rape victims out there," he said. "If you do the crime you should do the time. Two and a half years is very lenient and he shouldn't be allowed to go back to his career as if nothing has happened."

The Criminal Case Review Commission has confirmed that a review of Evans' conviction is to be fast-tracked, and is due to be examined within weeks.