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Aug 25

Woman jailed for inventing rape claims

Jemma Beale - Police Photo

Jemma Beale – Police Photo

A lesbian fantasist who invented rape and sexual assault allegations to get attention from her former girlfriend has been jailed for ten years.

Jemma Beale, 25, claimed she had been raped by nine men and seriously sexually assaulted by six others.  Her allegations spanned four different encounters over the space of three years. Miss Beale’s lies caused one man to be wrongly jailed.

Miss Beale, from Bedfont, south west London, faced four counts of perjury and four of perverting the course of justice.  She was found guilty last month after a five-week trial at Southwark Crown Court.  The Ninth Commandment states:

Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

The Metro newspaper carried the story in its print edition.  Appropriately enough it was printed on the front page alongside a trailer for the next day’s London Gay Pride parade.

‘Convincing liar’

Judge Nicholas Loraine Smith

Judge Nicholas Loraine Smith

Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith sentenced Jemma Beale yesterday. According to the Guardian, he said: ‘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.’

He said: ‘These offences usually began as a drunken attempt to get your partner’s sympathy or perhaps to arouse her jealousy.

‘They each began impulsively, but what is particularly chilling is the manner in which you persisted in making allegations which you knew were untrue even to the extent of committing and repeating perjury.’

The Daily Telegraph reports that he continued: ‘These false allegations of rape, false allegations which will inevitably be widely publicised, are likely to have the perverse impact of increasing the likelihood of guilty men going free.

‘Cases such as this bring a real risk that a woman who has been raped or sexually assaulted may not complain to the police for fear of not being believed.’

No need for corroborating evidence

Claims of rape or sexual assault are easy to make. Most accusations are made by women.  In addition, many are in the context of the failure of a relationship.

Rape Crisis say around 90% of those who come to them know the alleged perpetrator prior to the offence. Three-quarters of the women who contact them complain of events they say occurred at least twelve months earlier
Furthermore, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 abolished the need for corroborating evidence in sexual crimes. It is now ‘her word against his’.  The scope for malicious accusation is correspondingly high.

Paradoxically, although the need for corroborating evidence was swept away to increase convction rates, juries remain unconvinced. Conviction rates for rape are far lower than other crimes.  Only 5.7% of reported rape cases ending in a conviction for the alleged perpetrator.

Jemma Beale ‘demanded sex’

Jemma Beale was unusual in that she accused strangers, or men she had only just met, of rape. Her first target was Mahad Cassim. The 37-year-old Somalian was giving Miss Beale a lift home.  Suddenly, she directed him to an alleyway and then demanded sex.

Anuska Pritchard reported Jemma Beale to the police

Anuska Pritchard reported Jemma Beale to the police

It is not clear whether anything occurred, but she made an allegation against Mr Cassim in November 2010.
He was tried for rape in December 2011 but jurors were unable to reach verdicts.

In a retrial the following month he was convicted.  Mr Cassim was jailed for seven years.

In a victim impact statement, Beale described the ‘devastating’ effect the nonexistent rape had on her. She added: ‘I feel that any sentence he receives will never reflect the life sentence that he gave me.’ She received £11,400 in criminal compensation.  Mr Cassim spent two years and nine months in jail. He was only freed on appeal in 2015 after one of Miss Beale’s girlfriends told police Beale had lied about the alleged rape.

According to The Sun, Anuska Pritchard was duped into giving evidence on Miss Beale’s behalf at Mr Cassim’s trial.  Her evidence turned out to be crucial at Mr Cassim’s appeal and Miss Beale’s trial for perjury.

Further allegations

In the meantime, Jemma Beale claimed she was groped by a complete stranger, Noam Shahzad, in a pub in Hounslow, west London, in July 2012. He then took part in a vicious gang rape on her in the car park of a nearby medical centre, she claimed.

Mr Shahzad, although innocent, skipped bail and fled the country after being charged with sexual assault.
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 attacked with barbed wire.

In September 2013, she reported another ‘grotesque invention.’  This time Miss Beale alleged a serious sexual assault by two men outside her home in Addlestone, Surrey.

Fourth accusation leads to denunciation

Two months later, she said she was gang raped by four of a group of eight men in Feltham, west London.
The false accuser identified two of the men as Luke Williams, 28, and Steven McCormack, 25. Police arrested and interviewed both.  Neither was ever charged.

It was this event which led to Miss Pritchard denouncing Miss Beale her to the police.  Officers then carried out a review of all four investigations into allegations of rape and sexual assault made by Jemma Beale.

They found common discrepancies and similar circumstances within the allegations, which strengthened their suspicions that Beale may have fabricated them.

the Judge gave Miss Beale around a third of the sentence she should have received for the four false allegations, according to Biblical law:

Deut 19:18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; 19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.  (KJV)

DS Kevin Lynott from the Metropolitan Police said she was a criminal who had ‘abused the system’. He insisted each of her claims had been investigated independently. Worryingly, he said there was ‘credible’ evidence that cast no doubt on her initial allegations.

Desire to believe women

DS Lynott admitted: ‘The impact on those she falsely accused has been devastating, however hopefully the outcome now fully exonerates all the men she falsely accused of such heinous crimes.’

Restoring the requirement for corroborating evidence would go some way to reducing the scope for malicious accusations.  The Bible says:

1Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

This verse builds on our natural physiology and obvious God-given differences between the sexes.  Moreover, viewing women as weaker than men and in need of protection brings with it a presumption and a desire to believe them.

Rape Crisis say blithely, ‘False allegations of rape are very rare’. It is ‘a myth’ that women ‘lie about being raped because they regret having sex with someone or out of spite or for attention’.

But the Bible shows us it is not just men who lie. Women can as well:

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Hillary Clinton: women ‘have the right to be believed’.

Juanita Broaddrick; Hillary Clinton decided rape accusers did not have 'the right to be believed' after all.

Juanita Broaddrick; Hillary Clinton decided rape accusers did not have ‘the right to be believed’ after all.

In her US presidential campaign last year, Hillary Clinton maintained women ‘have the right to be believed’.

The Washington Examiner said: ‘To be sure, accusers’ stories shouldn’t be immediately discounted. But their claims do have to be investigated, and investigators need to look for facts, instead of railroading the accused for political purposes. But the accuser’s “right” to be believed seems a stretch too far toward denying due process toward the accused.’

In August 2016 the pledge had disappeared from the Clinton campaign website, says the Examiner.

The paper reported: ‘The change appears to have occurred in February 2016, just after Juanita Broaddrick – who has maintained for decades that Bill Clinton raped her and Hillary threatened her – emerged publicly again and tweeted about her encounter.’

Heinous crime to commit and be accused of

Rape is a heinous crime, as the judge said. But it is also a heinous crime to be accused of falsely. How many men are in jail today because their accuser was more plausible in court than they? And many guilty men have gone free because no-one bothered to look for corroborating evidence and they were more plausible than their victim.

In such an atmosphere, men need to be very wary and young women should be cautious. Women’s groups demand that girls should be able to get as drunk as they like and walk home alone. Nevertheless, we keep valuables out of sight and shut our doors and windows.  We do that so as not to make it easy for thieves.  Why should women not take equivalent precautions about their personal safety?

Indeed, Biblical sexual ethics would help safeguard both sexes.  In God’s economy, sexual purity is valued and women are protected by their family and by men at large.

Deut 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

We are where we are in today’s society.  Let us pray for national repentance to bring some sanity and wisdom.  The law on sexual crimes urgently needs both qualities from on high.

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  1. Mark Jones

    Well, SOME justice at least, it seems to be becoming increasingly rare, but that may be just my perception, or the result of seeing only bad news in the news media. Good news doesn’t generally make the papers!

  2. Epistle

    The removal of the requirement for corroboration of an allegation of rape is misguided, and contrary to the Biblical requirement for two witnesses. However, the long stop in the cause of justice remains the requirement that guilt be beyond all reasonable doubt. A case where it is purely one person’s word against another, i.e. without any forensic evidence indicating rape, is quite likely to fail this test in the jury’s mind. I suspect this is why the conviction rate for rape is so low. The matter of consent upon which a conviction depends is very difficult to determine conclusively. Much actual rape, however, goes unreported, unprosecuted and unconvicted.

    1. Rox

      It is contrary to Muslim requirements too. Christianity and Islam have so much in common.

      1. Stephen

        So does Judaism. So what?

        1. Rox

          Well, you do seem to have a number of recurring themes on Christian Voice. One of them is being anti-Muslim, but many of the others involve things about which Muslims agree with you . I think that is worth thinking about.

          1. Stephen

            Anti-Islam.

      2. Mark Jones

        in islam, of course, the testimony of a woman is worth half that of a man.

        1. Rox

          Andrew C. would think that was a very sensible arrangement.

      3. Mark Jones

        and the only bits oif the koran that make sense are those bits that are plagiarised from the Bible.

  3. Andrew C

    The way I see it is these women who wish to give more power to women, and even some men who do too, are actually causing women more trouble. It is quite clear to me that women need a man, and they need a man to be faithful to them, to be their rational critic in times when their thinking becomes a bit wonky, and generally to protect them against evil. Where a woman makes accusations against their man, they are really giving a warning to men to avoid marriage and often to avoid being in any kind of relationship at all. If there is a lack of trust then marriage isn’t possible. Unfortunately this is becoming the norm.

    Men are to blame too, because lack of a stable relationship is causing them to go around harassing women. A friend of mine last night said he was invited in to his neighbour’s home because his neighbour had been to a pub with her dad, and this man in the pub was harassing her for sex all the time she was there. She came back completely distraught and needed my friend to calm her down. That was genuine though. She’s not in a relationship and is just one more woman out there who is probably very lonely and yet probably does not understand why. Mind you, she did the right thing, because going to the police would have created far more trouble. She just needed someone to talk to.

    1. Rox

      ” they need a man ……..to be their rational critic in times when their thinking becomes a bit wonky, and generally to protect them against evil.”
      Isn’t this a little patronising ?

      Just as often, probably more often, a man needs a woman, “to be his rational critic in times when his thinking becomes a bit wonky, and generally to protect him against evil.” She may not get much thanks for her efforts.

  4. Rox

    Auntie Islam sounds nicer still.

    You still feel that Auntie Islam has some quaint old-fashioned ideas, and is not quite settled in to her new surroundings in the West.

    That’s true . People should read “West Meets Islam” by Plantagenet Richardson.. Recommended.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/West-Meets-Islam-2nd-Edn/dp/1515348245/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504208807&sr=1-1&keywords=West+Meets+Islam

    https://www.amazon.com/West-Meets-Islam-2nd-Edn/dp/1515348245/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504208909&sr=1-5&keywords=West+Meets+Islam

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