A woman named Jemma Beale has bagged 10 years of jail term for falsely accusing 15 men of rape and sexual assault.
After her sentencing, Beale, 27, appealed the judgement but lost.
Jemma Beale’s string of bogus claims resulted in one of the accused spending seven years behind bars.
Jemma Beale was described as a rape fantasist in many reports — a person who imagines or dreams about being raped.
She was tried and convicted of perverting the course of justice and perjury in 2017 after wrongly claiming she’d been assaulted by multiple men.
Police had spent 6,400 hours investigating a series of rape claims she made at a taxpayer’s cost of £250,000.
Beale claimed she’d been seriously sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine, all strangers, in four different encounters.
In one bogus claim she said she had been gang-raped by eight men.
Her claim that she’d been raped by Mahad Cassim led to the then 23-year-old spending two years and nine months behind bars.
Beale made her first complaint on the morning of 26 November 2010, when she told police she had been raped by Mr Cassim the previous night.
Beale complained to police she was groped by a complete stranger, Noam Shahzad, in The Windsor Castle pub, in Hounslow, in July 2012, before he took part in a vicious gang rape on her in the car park of a nearby medical centre.
CCTV later showed that Beale had attacked him in the pub before walking home alone.
Forensic tests also showed she had cut herself with a hanging flower basket to make it look like she had been sexually assaulted with barbed wire.
Mr Shahzad skipped bail and fled the country after being charged with sexual assault.
Beale then fabricated similar allegations against six other men in 2013.