Via The Guardian:
Jemma Beale claimed she had been seriously sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine, all strangers, in four different incidents over three years.
Police spent 6,400 hours investigating Beale’s claims at a cost of at least £250,000, and the trial cost as least £109,000.
The 25-year-old was found guilty at Southwark crown court of four counts of perjury and four counts of perverting the course of justice.
Beale sat with her arms crossed as she was jailed for a total of 10 years, with the judge branding her behavior as “manipulative.”
The Metropolitan police said one of the rape allegations made to police by Beale in 2010 led to the conviction of a man … who was jailed for seven years.
Beale had also falsely claimed she was groped by a stranger in a pub in July 2012. She said she was then gang-raped by him and a group of other men, and even injured herself to back up her claims she had been assaulted with barbed wire. Beale then fabricated similar allegations against six other men in 2013.