JAILED FOR SEX LIES AGAINST 5 LOVERS She ac­cused them all of rape

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By NEIL GOOD­WIN

A VIN­DIC­TIVE woman was jailed yes­ter­day for a string of false rape claims against five men in eight years.

Leanne Black, 32, re­peat­edly “cried rape” with bo­gus sex as­sault re­ports af­ter rowing or break­ing up with her for­mer part­ners.

In one case, Black claimed she had been drugged and raped and in an­other she said a boyfriend kid­napped and mo­lested her.

A court heard her in­no­cent part­ners faced up to five years in jail if they had been found guilty of the se­ri­ous sex­ual al­le­ga­tions.

But Black was caged for two years af­ter be­ing found guilty of un­der­min­ing the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem by re­peat­edly fab­ri­cat­ing rape al­le­ga­tions.

A judge warned her that gen­uine rape vic­tims were “un­der­mined” by her lies.

In the most re­cent case her part­ner Kevin Crow­ley was held on sus­pi­cion of rape in March af­ter he called po­lice to re­port she had thrown plates at him.

Prose­cu­tor David Wooler said of­fi­cers ar­rived at the scene of the do­mes­tic ar­gu­ment at the home shared by Black and her boyfriend.

He said: “When she was ques­tioned

Then in 2009, she claimed she had been the vic­tim of a se­ri­ous sex­ual as­sault and a year later she fab­ri­cated a story about be­ing drugged and raped.

But in 2013, af­ter falsely claim­ing Mr Crow­ley raped her while she slept, she was fi­nally brought to jus­tice af­ter ad­mit­ting per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice at New­port Crown Court.

Judge Wil­liam Gaskell told Black, of Cwm­bran, South Wales, she had made it more dif­fi­cult for gen­uine rape vic­tims to be be­lieved.

He said: “Women who make false al­le­ga­tions, like you, un­der­mine the sys­tem and po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions.”

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