Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

'Raped Woman' a Serial Liar Who Ruined Men's Lives

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

'Raped Woman' a Serial Liar Who Ruined Men's Lives

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AN ATTENTION-seeking serial liar who made up bogus rape and sex assault claims against 15 men in just three years was found guilty yesterday for telling "appalling" mistruths.

British woman Jemma Beale's complaints led to Mahad Cassim serving two years in jail for having sex with her.

The 25-year-old told police she was a lesbian with "no desire" for men and that Mr Cassim raped her after offering to give her a lift home. In fact, she got out of the car and told him: "Get your pants down."

Beale, who was awarded $18,800 in compensation while Mr Cassim languished behind bars, had said in a victim impact statement: "I feel that any sentence he receives will never reflect the life sentence that he gave me."

She later told police she was groped by a stranger, Noam Shazad, in a pub in July 2012, before he was involved in her alleged gang rape. Beale even injured herself to back up her claims that she had been assaulted with barbed wire.

Mr Shazad skipped bail and fled the country after being charged with sexual assault. …

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