Woman ‘Made Up Rape & Sexual Assault Claims Against 15 Innocent Men’ Sent One To Prison For 7 Years

A woman’s false claims she had been sexually assaulted by up to 15 attackers in three years led to one man being jailed for seven years, a court has heard.

Jemma Beale, 25, twice told juries Mahan Cassim raped her after giving her a lift home in November 2010.

Beale said she was a lesbian with ‘no desire’ to have sex with men and Mr Cassim was jailed for seven years following a retrial at Isleworth Crown Court in January 2012.

Beale then told police she was groped by stranger Noam Shazad in a pub in July 2011 and he then took part in a gang rape attack involving ‘sexual violence of a most serious kind’.

Mr Shazad skipped bail and fled the country after being charged with sexual assault, the court heard.


Beale then made two bogus complaints against six other men in 2013, Southwark Crown Court was told.

She claimed two strangers sexually assaulted her close to her home in Ashford, Middlesex, before she was put through another gang rape attack by four other men two months later.

Two of those identified by Beale as being involved in the last attack were arrested and interviewed in connection with the assault but never charged, jurors heard.

Beale now denies four counts of perjury and four of perverting the course of justice.

The charges relate to accounts she gave at Mr Cassim’s trials along with the four complaints she made to police about the other attacks between 2010 and 2013.

John Price, QC, prosecuting, said: ‘Ms Beale maintains that in a period of around three years, on four different and wholly unconnected occasions, one of which involved two attacks and two of which – a year apart – involved the same unknown man, she has been seriously sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine – all bar one of whom on the day of the alleged incident were strangers to her.

‘The prosecution ask rhetorically, is this in itself not inherently improbable?’

Beale then complained to police she was the victim of two more sexual assaults in 2012 and 2013. READ MORE