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UK: Court jails woman for making false rape, sex assault claims against 15 men

It has been discovered that a 25-year-old woman, Jemma Beale, falsely accused a man already in jail and another who had fled the country.

During the investigation, prosecutors also found out that had fabricated a string of claims of sexual assault and rape against innocent men and described her as a “determined liar”.

The Independent reports that she was found guilty of four counts of perjury and four of perverting the course of justice following a six-week trial at Southwark Crown Court.

The report added that within the space of four years, Beale claimed she had been seriously sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine, all strangers, in four different encounters, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

In December 2013, after investigations started in Beale’s encounters, detectives learned of a claim by one of Beale’s former girlfriends that a man had been wrongly jailed after Beale lied about being raped by him in November 2010.

Police said the information came to light when officers were investigating a separate allegation by Beale, where she claimed to have been raped by a number of men during an incident in November 2013.

With concerns over Beale’s account, officers carried out a review of four investigations into allegations of rape and sexual assault made by Beale.

Police found common discrepancies and similar circumstances within the allegations, which strengthened their suspicions that Beale may have fabricated them.

The Met said one of the rape allegations made to police by Beale in 2010 led to the conviction of a man who was jailed for seven years.

After the CPS and his defence team were alerted to the fact that there were serious doubts over the validity of Beale’s allegations, the Met said the man subsequently appealed against his conviction and it was quashed by the Court of Appeal in July 2015.

Police said this decision had been subject to reporting restrictions pending the completion of Beale’s trial.

-Punch

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