The attorney general’s office is looking at the website of convicted rapist Ched Evans to see if it has breached contempt of court laws.
The news comes as Oldham Athletic FC continue to court the idea of signing the former Sheffield United striker.
Evans was released from prison in October, after serving half his sentence for raping a woman in a hotel room in Rhyl, North Wales.
A petition was set up containing more than 150,000 signatures urging the Blades not to re-sign the player.
Now the attorney general is set to look into www.chedevans.com after the father of Evans’ victim sent a letter of complaint to the attorney general.
The site contains information about the case which resulted in Evans’ five-year jail sentence, and protests his innocence.
A spokesman confirmed that lawyers were ‘considering the issues’ and a decision would be reached ‘in due course’.
Oldham Athletic were expected to release a statement yesterday on whether they are signing the convicted rapist, but it never materialised.
Reports suggest the club will instead make a statement today alongside the PFA.
Sponsors including Mecca Bingo said they would sever ties with the club if Evans was signed, and a 30,000-signature petition was made online.