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WARN­ING: Skin­ner told teen ‘I can get you into trou­ble’ A MOTHER-OF-THREE has been jailed for falsely “cry­ing rape” when a teenager re­fused to be her boyfriend – af­ter the pair had sex in a pub­lic toi­let.

So­phie Skin­ner, 25, was seen on CCTV hug­ging vic­tim Damion Osborne, 18, in the street be­fore their romp in the pub­lic loo out­side a pub.

A court heard Skin­ner asked Mr Osborne to be her boyfriend af­ter mak­ing “per­sis­tent de­mands” for sex.

But when he re­fused, she told him: “I can get you into trou­ble.” CCTV, she might have been be­lieved and I would have served years in prison for a crime I did not com­mit

“This would have de­stroyed my life.”

He added: “I wanted jus­tice and for the records to show she had lied.”

Judge Daniel Wil­liams said: “Af­ter a com­mend­ably swift re­view of the ev­i­dence, the de­ci­sion was made that Damion Osborne not be pros­e­cuted.

“You ran over to him and hugged him and asked him if he wanted to have sex with you in the pub­lic toi­let.

“The CCTV footage could not be clearer – you ini­ti­ated sex with him and it was in the course of that you asked him if he wanted to be your part­ner.

“When he gave in to your per­sis­tent de­mand for sex, you told him you could get him into trou­ble.

“He thought you would tell his girl­friend.”

Un­mar­ried Skin­ner, of Llanf­foist, near Aber­gavenny, de­nied per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice but was found guilty af­ter a retrial.

She was jailed for 18 months.

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