Three men have been arrested for allegedly naming the rape victim in the Ched Evans rape case on Twitter, north Wales police have said.
The comments were made following the sentencing of Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans to five years' imprisonment for raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel near Rhyl, Denbighshire.
Two men have been arrested under Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Amendments Act and another male has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communication.
All three men are being detained by South Yorkshire police in Sheffield, where they are being interviewed by north Wales police officers.
Victims of rape and other sexual assaults are guaranteed the right to lifetime anonymity.
Naming a victim of rape or sexual result could lead to a prison sentence and a fine.
North Wales police DCI Steve Williams said: "These arrests were made with the assistance of South Yorkshire police and are part of a series of planned arrests we will be making during this ongoing investigation."
Evans, 23, was jailed at Caernarfon crown court on 20 April. His lawyers confirmed he is going to appeal his conviction.
The woman said she had no memory of the incident and her lawyers argued she was too drunk to consensually agree to sex.
During the trial, Evans admitted having sex with the woman, but said it was consensual. Evans' co-accused, Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, 23, who also admitted having sex with the victim, was found not guilty.
Evans, who moved to Bramall Lane from Manchester City in the summer of 2009, has scored 35 goals in 42 games for the League One club this season.