- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 6, 2017

A British court has convicted 25-year-old Jemma Beale for perjury and perverting the course of justice related to false rape and sexual assault claims against 15 men.

Southwark Crown Court put an end on Thursday to a string of fabricated sexual assault charges that wrongly sent one man to prison for seven years and prompted another to flee the country. Ms. Beale will be sentenced on Aug. 24 for her crimes, which took place between 2010 and 2013.

“I can only think that she was motivated partly by financial reward, but mainly the attention and control over her partners and family at the time she made the allegations,” the case’s lead investigator, Kevin Lynott, told BBC.

Mr. Lynott excoriated the “serial liar,” who passed off self-inflicted wounds in 2012 as the work of four men who attacked her with barbed wire.

“False allegations of sexual assault and rape are rare but, when made, they are serious as they undermine the credibility of genuine victims and the efforts of the CPS and police to see perpetrators brought to justice,” London Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer Samuel Main said in a statement, Fox News reported.

Mr. Main said authorities revisited the cases in 2013 as CCTV footage and other evidence invalidated her claims.

“[Police] discovered a clear and sustained pattern of willful falsification,” Mr. Main said, Fox reported.

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