Not many understand that false r*pe accusation is a grievous offense.

So they go ahead to accuse innocent people of r*pe with the hope of ruining their lives and their social appearances.

This conscienceless act was one that Jemma Beale found pleasure in.  However, her atrocities soon caught up with her when her plans against an innocent man backfired.

In 2017, Jemma Beale from Hounslow, West London, was jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of making four different false r*pe allegations over the three years.

She claimed that she was r*ped by nine men and s*xually assaulted by six in four various encounters.

Unfortunately, Jemma’s false r*pe accusations led to the court sentencing an innocent man, Mahad Cassim, to seven years imprisonment in 2010.

During her trial, she was found guilty of four counts of perjury and four counts of perverting the course of justice and was termed a serial liar. While sentencing her, Southwark judge, Nicholas Loraine-Smith stated:

“This trial has revealed, what was not then obvious, that you are a very, very convincing liar and you enjoy being seen as the victim.”

“These offenses usually began as a drunken attempt to get your partner’s sympathy or perhaps to arouse her jealousy. They each began impulsively, but chilling is how you persisted in making allegations which you knew were untrue even to the extent of committing and repeating perjury.”

Prosecutor Madeleine Moore revealed to the court how her claims had cost the police 6,400 hours, £250,000, and a trial cost of £109,000.

In all of this, Lawrence Henderson, Beale’s attorney, maintained her innocence while trying to appeal against the court’s sentence. He said:

“Ms. Beale stands by the claims she made in this matter, and if she had her time again, she would again plead not guilty to these matters and contest the ritual.”

Beale’s False Accusations Could Trivialize Other R*pe Cases

While looking at her from his seat, the Judge branded her act as “manipulative.” She was not only a liar; she was manipulative and fraudulent. He stated:

“These false allegations of r*pe, false allegations which will inevitably be widely publicized, are likely to have the perverse impact of increasing the likelihood of guilty men going free. Cases such as this bring a real risk that a woman who has been r*ped or s*xually assaulted may not complain to the police for fear of not being believed.”

The Judge’s words revealed that Beale’s actions would have a lifetime effect on her victims and affect how other women are judged.

Detectives had launched an investigation into Beale’s accusations when one of her ex-girlfriends told the police that her false r*pe allegations had led a man to jail in 2010.

From her ex’s confession, the officers began to identify to loopholes in her accusations leading them to cast a dice of doubt on the validity of her claims.

Upon identifying the loopholes, Mahad appealed against his convictions and was released in 2015. After spending over two years in jail, he said to the court:

“One of my goals is to be a successful businessman, to have a nice family, and be happy. I am working on happiness. I have a long way to go.”

Rejected Appeal

I lieu of the sentence, Beale took her case to the court of appeal but was rejected thrice. Lady Justice Hallet, one of England’s most senior female judges, dismissed her appeal and sent her back to prison because her case was “exceptional.”

She further added her sentence wasn’t excessive as she had ridiculed the “system of justice” with her manipulations. In her words:

“The system of justice has suffered considerable harm – considerable resources have been spent investigating and prosecuting crimes which never happened. There has been no indication of remorse on the appellant’s part.”

Gillian Jones, Beale’s QC, told the court:

“The learned Judge erred because he failed to give a direction about the dangers of myths and stereotypes. She was the subject of extensive media scrutiny in which she was vilified.

The effect of which might have been to further prejudice the jury in the absence of such a direction. This reporting compounded or could have compounded these myths and stereotypes which were never corrected by way of judicial guidance to the jury.”

Mrs. Jones argued that the sentence could have passed as a redirection.

Despite all she said, none of her suggestions were enough to vilify Beale.

Seeing that the suggestions were not accepted, Beale’s lawyers began to call for a sentence reduction, describing the sentence as excessive.

Mrs. Jones, her lawyer, recounted how Beale’s past and the abuse she went through as a child had affected her life.

In her words:

“That had a huge impact on this young woman’s life and resulted in a rapid downward spiral. This is a damaged young lady, and it had a large part to play in the way she acted. The nub of it is whether or not sufficient weight was given to what is an extensive history of difficulty.”

However, Lady Justice Hallet didn’t take this lightly as she revealed how justified her sentence was as the irregularities in her allegations were what saved Mahad from completing his jail term.

She stated, “the total of 10 years, although stern, we are satisfied cannot be described as excessive.”

The court described her as a manipulator who “fabricated accounts of s*xual natures” to make her girlfriend jealous.

Lady Justice Hallet told the Old Bailey:

“This case went far further than myths and stereotypes about a complainant’s behavior.

The appellant was accused of being a serial liar who fabricated accounts mostly of a s*xual nature.”

Beale’s False Complaints

In addition to sending an innocent man to jail for her selfish interests, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority also awarded her victim $11,000 for “damages.”

Lady Justice Hallett said:

“The idea that a woman could send an innocent man to prison for years solely so she could obtain compensation beggars belief.”

Beale had also lied about being s*xually assaulted by Noam Shahzad at the Windsor Castle pub in Hounslow, in 2012.

She also claimed to have been gang-r*ped by bus group.

She stated that the gang had assaulted her with barbed wire only for forensic tests to reveal that she was the one who injured herself with a hanging flower basket.

Unlike Mahad, Shahzad fled the country after seeing the charges against him. Many believe that Jemma’s sentence would teach other false accusers a lesson.

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