Jemma Beale was sentenced on August 24, 2017 to ten years in prison. In July a jury convicted Beale of perjury and obstruction of justice for falsely alleging from 2010 to 2013 that 15 men in southeast England had raped or sexually assaulted her.
Beale, 25, lives in the London suburb of Addlestone.
She was charged in March 2016 with four counts of perjury and four counts of obstruction of justice for allegedly making false accusations that a total of 15 men were involved in five different incidents of her being raped or sexually assaulted from November 2010 to November 2013.
An investigation of all of Beale’s rape/sexual assault allegations began after police noticed inconsistencies in her allegation she was gang raped by a group of eight men in November 2013.
One of the men she falsely accused spent two years in prison before her contrived testimony against him was exposed, and his rape conviction was overturned in 2014. After his conviction Beale was awarded $14,000 (£11,000) victim compensation by the British government.
Before sentencing Beale to 10 years in prison, Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith described her as “manipulative,” and told her: “This trial has revealed, what was then not obvious, that you are a very, very convincing liar and you enjoy being seen as a victim. The prosecution described your life as a “construct of bogus victimhood”.”
Crown prosecutor Madeleine Wolfe had argued for a serious prison sentence. She told Judge Loraine-Smith that Beale not only caused severe harm to the life of the men she falsely accused, but she caused a considerable waste of police and prosecutor resources. Wolfe said the police spent 6,400 hours investigating Beale’s claims at a cost of at least $320,00 (£250,000), and her trial cost at least $145,000 (£109,000). Beale’s fantasizes also resulted in the government bearing the cost of Cassim’s trial and wrongful incarceration … plus the victim compensation she was paid.
It isn’t known if the government will seek return of the $14,000 victim compensation paid to Beale.
Click here to read Justice Denied’s July 2017 article about Beale’s case, “Jemma Beale Convicted Of Perjury And Obstruction Of Justice After Falsely Accusing 15 Men Of Rape Or Sexual Assault.”