Simon Warr and Matthew Scott blog on the Jemma Beale case
Jemma Beale was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for making false allegations of sexual assault and rape. One of her victims was sentenced to seven years as a consequence of her actions. Meanwhile the response in the media has been that such cases are exceedingly rare. This is a belief that is at odds with the experience of FACT and the many other groups supporting those wrongly accused.
Simon Warr has personal experience of the extreme harm caused by a wrongful allegation. Read Simon Warr’s blog here
Read Barrister Matthew Scott’s thoughtful article on this subject on his award winning site at BarristerBlogger
Visit Unfounded to read about the many cases of wrongful allegations that are in the public domain. There will be many more victims of wrongful allegations who were arrested but not charged, often these will not have been reported in the media and will not be known to the public.