A woman who made a series of false rape claims and sexual assault allegations has been jailed for 10 years.
Jemma Beale claimed she had been seriously sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine, all strangers, in four different incidents over three years.
The 25-year-old was found guilty in July at Southwark crown court of four counts of perjury and four counts of perverting the course of justice.
The Metropolitan police said one of the rape allegations made to police by Beale in 2010 led to the conviction of a man, Mahad Cassim, who was jailed for seven years.
After the CPS and his defence team were alerted to the fact there were serious doubts over the validity of Beale’s allegations, the man subsequently appealed against his conviction and it was quashed at the court of appeal in July 2015.
No, not because it’s about rape, or false claims, or feminism, but because it’s perjury. The system simply does not work if people will lie to the courts.
And yes, we do go after rich white men too. Both Jeffrey Archer and Jonathan Aitken served time for it.