Jemma Beale Jailed For 10 Years For Making False Rape Accusations

Jemma Beale Jailed for 10 Years for False Rape Claims

Jemma Beale, 25 years of age,  who created a series of false rape claims and sexual assault allegations was jailed for 10 years in 2017.

Beale claimed she had been seriously sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine, all strangers, in four different incidents over three years.

Jemma was found guilty in July 2017 for four counts of perjury and four counts of perverting the course of justice. The prosecution stated that the police spent 6,400 hours investigating Jemma’s claims at a cost of at least £250,000 not including the trial which cost at least £109,000.

The judge stated that Beale’s manipulative and disgusting behaviour could have badly affected cases where women who have been raped or sexually assaulted may not complain to the police in fear of not being believed.

Detectives launched an investigation into Beale in December 2013 after they learned of a claim by one of her 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.

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

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.

In a victim impact statement, Cassim told the court how the false claim had had a huge impact on his life. He added: “One of my goals is to be a successful businessman, to have a nice family and be happy. I am working on the happiness – I have a long way to go.”

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