Cwmbran woman jailed for false rape claim

A WOMAN who undermined the criminal justice system by making a series of false rape allegations against former boyfriends has been jailed.

Leanne Black, 32, of Leadon Court, Thornhill, Cwmbran, repeatedly fabricated rape stories over an eight-year period, Newport Crown Court heard.

In one case, Black claimed she had been drugged and raped and in another kidnapped before being molested, the court heard yesterday.

Her partners would have been been jailed for up to five years if they had been found guilty of rape, the court was told.

Boyfriend Kevin Crowley was held on suspicion of rape in March this year after he called police to report she had thrown things at him inside his flat, the court was told.

Judge William Gaskell jailed her for two years yesterday after she admitted one count of perverting the course of justice against Mr Crowley.

He told her: "Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously.

"Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma.

"Many women never get over it.

"Women who make false allegations like you undermine the whole system and police investigations.

"It undermines the public's belief in the truth when allegations are truthfully made."

The court heard she had 77 previous convictions including for shoplifting and had made repeated false allegations against men since 2005: * On March 1, 2013, she said Kevin Crowley had raped her while she slept at his flat.

* In 2010, she fabricated a story about being drugged and raped.

* In 2009, she said she had been the victim of a serious sexual assault.

* In July 2006, she accused her then partner of raping her twice and claimed she had been kidnapped and raped.

* In June 2005, she made a rape allegation but the case did not proceed.

Gareth Driscoll, for Black, stressed that she had entered an early guilty plea to perverting the course of justice and had made a full and frank admission of the facts in a recorded interview.

Judge Gaskell told her she would serve half her two-year sentence before being released on licence and ordered her to pay a £100 surcharge.

'Sentence is a warning'

Gwent Police Insp Rory Waring said after the hearing: "Today's sentence should serve as a warning to anyone thinking of making false allegations of rape.

"As well as causing distress to innocent people accused of this terrible crime, cases like this distract officers from supporting real victims and prosecuting real offenders.

"Those who have suffered from genuine offences are also undermined."

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10:39am Sat 6 Jul 13

let em swing says...

Girlfriend from hell
Girlfriend from hell let em swing

10:56am Sat 6 Jul 13

cath 872 says...

This female does a gross disservice to women who really have been raped. Conviction rates for rapists are very low, around 5 - 8% or so, because in many cases it still comes down to ''he said, she said'', unless there is physical evidence to support the woman's claim. Perhaps she should get some help to try and work out why she makes these false claims against men.
This female does a gross disservice to women who really have been raped. Conviction rates for rapists are very low, around 5 - 8% or so, because in many cases it still comes down to ''he said, she said'', unless there is physical evidence to support the woman's claim. Perhaps she should get some help to try and work out why she makes these false claims against men. cath 872

11:47am Sat 6 Jul 13

Llanmartinangel says...

77 previous offences including shoplifting? A career criminal and dangerous liar. It's not help she needs, it's a long stretch. Longer than a year for sure.
77 previous offences including shoplifting? A career criminal and dangerous liar. It's not help she needs, it's a long stretch. Longer than a year for sure. Llanmartinangel

11:47am Sat 6 Jul 13

casto says...

should of been jailed for longer,The damage to theses guys names/reputations she could of caused deserves more.
about time women were brought to book re false rape claims !!!!
should of been jailed for longer,The damage to theses guys names/reputations she could of caused deserves more. about time women were brought to book re false rape claims !!!! casto

11:48am Sat 6 Jul 13

Katie Re-Registered says...

""Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously.

"Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma.

"Many women never get over it."

...Or men, as the judge in this case seems either not to care; or to be forgetful; or simply, perhaps, to be unaware that men can be raped, too - as, in fact, can anyone else regardless of biological sex and gender.

Therefore, for that precise reason, one certainly hopes the Police take ALL allegations of rape much more seriously than does 'our learned friend', Judge William Gaskell(!)
""Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously. "Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma. "Many women never get over it." ...Or men, as the judge in this case seems either not to care; or to be forgetful; or simply, perhaps, to be unaware that men can be raped, too - as, in fact, can anyone else regardless of biological sex and gender. Therefore, for that precise reason, one certainly hopes the Police take ALL allegations of rape much more seriously than does 'our learned friend', Judge William Gaskell(!) Katie Re-Registered

11:51am Sat 6 Jul 13

Katie Re-Registered says...

Ps. More evidence of the shortcomings of a 99.9 per cent dominated heterosexist and gender normative judiciary.
Ps. More evidence of the shortcomings of a 99.9 per cent dominated heterosexist and gender normative judiciary. Katie Re-Registered

11:58am Sat 6 Jul 13

mvaone says...

I bet she wont cry rape in jail
I bet she wont cry rape in jail mvaone

12:52pm Sat 6 Jul 13

richie55 says...

Why was she not prosecuted and jailed in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 when she made other false allegations of rape!!!
Why was she not prosecuted and jailed in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 when she made other false allegations of rape!!! richie55

3:49pm Sat 6 Jul 13

davidcp says...

PEOPLE!!
It's 'should HAVE' and 'could HAVE' not OF!
PEOPLE!! It's 'should HAVE' and 'could HAVE' not OF! davidcp

7:04am Sun 7 Jul 13

kalwales@hotmail.com says...

i know this Scag head of a Girl and she is a smack head and attention seeker - she frequented newport bust station drinking port & strong cider

i hope she gets whats coming to her in prison
i know this Scag head of a Girl and she is a smack head and attention seeker - she frequented newport bust station drinking port & strong cider i hope she gets whats coming to her in prison kalwales@hotmail.com

7:07am Sun 7 Jul 13

welshinventoruk@gmail.com says...

there are a lot of young girls in cwmbran who think they can get on the money wagon by accusing guys of raping them.let this be a reminder of what can happen.
there are a lot of young girls in cwmbran who think they can get on the money wagon by accusing guys of raping them.let this be a reminder of what can happen. welshinventoruk@gmail.com

9:44am Sun 7 Jul 13

Dai Rear says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
""Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously.

"Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma.

"Many women never get over it."

...Or men, as the judge in this case seems either not to care; or to be forgetful; or simply, perhaps, to be unaware that men can be raped, too - as, in fact, can anyone else regardless of biological sex and gender.

Therefore, for that precise reason, one certainly hopes the Police take ALL allegations of rape much more seriously than does 'our learned friend', Judge William Gaskell(!)
It's a script that Bill Gaskell was quoting from silly. Look at, for example, Miss de Banks' sentencing in Oxford Crown Court and you'll read the same words.
They are meant to deflect the question "if he'd have got 5 years if this creature had been believed, why (apart from the fact of judicial bias in favour of women) does she not get the same?"
Having said that, how many David Blunketts are there in the world? He was surrounded by security from Scotland Yard who'd have told him Kimberley Quinn was the worst news in the world. All the men who went near Black must have been blinded by their ***** to what their senses told them to be the truth. Finally "biological sex and gender" is tautological. Sex is determined by biology and "gender" is an etymological word. "Sex " is sufficient in this context Katie. No charge for that information.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: ""Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously. "Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma. "Many women never get over it." ...Or men, as the judge in this case seems either not to care; or to be forgetful; or simply, perhaps, to be unaware that men can be raped, too - as, in fact, can anyone else regardless of biological sex and gender. Therefore, for that precise reason, one certainly hopes the Police take ALL allegations of rape much more seriously than does 'our learned friend', Judge William Gaskell(!)[/p][/quote]It's a script that Bill Gaskell was quoting from silly. Look at, for example, Miss de Banks' sentencing in Oxford Crown Court and you'll read the same words. They are meant to deflect the question "if he'd have got 5 years if this creature had been believed, why (apart from the fact of judicial bias in favour of women) does she not get the same?" Having said that, how many David Blunketts are there in the world? He was surrounded by security from Scotland Yard who'd have told him Kimberley Quinn was the worst news in the world. All the men who went near Black must have been blinded by their ***** to what their senses told them to be the truth. Finally "biological sex and gender" is tautological. Sex is determined by biology and "gender" is an etymological word. "Sex " is sufficient in this context Katie. No charge for that information. Dai Rear

10:31am Sun 7 Jul 13

kalwales@hotmail.com says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
""Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously. "Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma. "Many women never get over it." ...Or men, as the judge in this case seems either not to care; or to be forgetful; or simply, perhaps, to be unaware that men can be raped, too - as, in fact, can anyone else regardless of biological sex and gender. Therefore, for that precise reason, one certainly hopes the Police take ALL allegations of rape much more seriously than does 'our learned friend', Judge William Gaskell(!)
I agree with you Katie however the British Justice system is absolutley Rubbish and is so one eyed "SOME NOT ALL" Judges havent got a clue, what she did was almost ruin somebodies life making false accusation and i bet the Scag Head Black will be out in 6 months and do it all over again

A Persons life can be ruined by false accusations and teh way the people are in this country "mud sticks" so even if a man/woman is shown to be innocent they will stil be tarnished where they go

Justice system and the Police need a overhaul and be brought up to date with teh current times !
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: ""Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously. "Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma. "Many women never get over it." ...Or men, as the judge in this case seems either not to care; or to be forgetful; or simply, perhaps, to be unaware that men can be raped, too - as, in fact, can anyone else regardless of biological sex and gender. Therefore, for that precise reason, one certainly hopes the Police take ALL allegations of rape much more seriously than does 'our learned friend', Judge William Gaskell(!)[/p][/quote]I agree with you Katie however the British Justice system is absolutley Rubbish and is so one eyed "SOME NOT ALL" Judges havent got a clue, what she did was almost ruin somebodies life making false accusation and i bet the Scag Head Black will be out in 6 months and do it all over again A Persons life can be ruined by false accusations and teh way the people are in this country "mud sticks" so even if a man/woman is shown to be innocent they will stil be tarnished where they go Justice system and the Police need a overhaul and be brought up to date with teh current times ! kalwales@hotmail.com

12:22pm Sun 7 Jul 13

Dai Rear says...

kalwales@hotmail.com wrote:
Katie Re-Registered wrote:
""Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously. "Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma. "Many women never get over it." ...Or men, as the judge in this case seems either not to care; or to be forgetful; or simply, perhaps, to be unaware that men can be raped, too - as, in fact, can anyone else regardless of biological sex and gender. Therefore, for that precise reason, one certainly hopes the Police take ALL allegations of rape much more seriously than does 'our learned friend', Judge William Gaskell(!)
I agree with you Katie however the British Justice system is absolutley Rubbish and is so one eyed "SOME NOT ALL" Judges havent got a clue, what she did was almost ruin somebodies life making false accusation and i bet the Scag Head Black will be out in 6 months and do it all over again

A Persons life can be ruined by false accusations and teh way the people are in this country "mud sticks" so even if a man/woman is shown to be innocent they will stil be tarnished where they go

Justice system and the Police need a overhaul and be brought up to date with teh current times !
I think the fact that these fellows went with a creature like Black means they're not too worried about other people's view of them, don't you Kay?
[quote][p][bold]kalwales@hotmail.com[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: ""Police have to take all allegations of rape very seriously. "Rape, when it happens, has a devastating effect for victims and causes great trauma. "Many women never get over it." ...Or men, as the judge in this case seems either not to care; or to be forgetful; or simply, perhaps, to be unaware that men can be raped, too - as, in fact, can anyone else regardless of biological sex and gender. Therefore, for that precise reason, one certainly hopes the Police take ALL allegations of rape much more seriously than does 'our learned friend', Judge William Gaskell(!)[/p][/quote]I agree with you Katie however the British Justice system is absolutley Rubbish and is so one eyed "SOME NOT ALL" Judges havent got a clue, what she did was almost ruin somebodies life making false accusation and i bet the Scag Head Black will be out in 6 months and do it all over again A Persons life can be ruined by false accusations and teh way the people are in this country "mud sticks" so even if a man/woman is shown to be innocent they will stil be tarnished where they go Justice system and the Police need a overhaul and be brought up to date with teh current times ![/p][/quote]I think the fact that these fellows went with a creature like Black means they're not too worried about other people's view of them, don't you Kay? Dai Rear

12:26pm Sun 7 Jul 13

Dai Rear says...

For example Kay, if you read the report on De Banks in Oxford Crown Court you'll find that it was provable that the man couldn't have done it to her because he was on CCTV begging in George Street at the time...so, no, you needn't worry too much that they will have lost their repute in the eyes of "right thinking" people.
For example Kay, if you read the report on De Banks in Oxford Crown Court you'll find that it was provable that the man couldn't have done it to her because he was on CCTV begging in George Street at the time...so, no, you needn't worry too much that they will have lost their repute in the eyes of "right thinking" people. Dai Rear

1:03pm Sun 7 Jul 13

kalwales@hotmail.com says...

PATHETIC British Justice once again, the stupid scag head gets 2 years and will be out sooner yet what about all the innocent she attempted to implicate they could of got 5 years??

if any person gets accused of rape oir sexual abuse its inevitable of the british people to assume they are guilty even if they are proved innocent mud sticks with some biggoted people

You dont know the people she went with personally so you cannot pass judgement on them however i do agree knowing the reputation that this dirty scag head has got why anyone would go near it is beyond me

I hope she gets taught a very harsh lesson in prison
PATHETIC British Justice once again, the stupid scag head gets 2 years and will be out sooner yet what about all the innocent she attempted to implicate they could of got 5 years?? if any person gets accused of rape oir sexual abuse its inevitable of the british people to assume they are guilty even if they are proved innocent mud sticks with some biggoted people You dont know the people she went with personally so you cannot pass judgement on them however i do agree knowing the reputation that this dirty scag head has got why anyone would go near it is beyond me I hope she gets taught a very harsh lesson in prison kalwales@hotmail.com

4:19pm Sun 7 Jul 13

Duke LAX says...

I believe that when US and UK law enforcement's started using protocol perversions and semantics games to manufacture the faulty statistic that only 2% of rape accusations are false, when in reality the percentage of false rape accusations is much higher...they are in effect unconstitutionally using federal dollars to inflame a prejudice against the innocent
I believe that when US and UK law enforcement's started using protocol perversions and semantics games to manufacture the faulty statistic that only 2% of rape accusations are false, when in reality the percentage of false rape accusations is much higher...they are in effect unconstitutionally using federal dollars to inflame a prejudice against the innocent Duke LAX

8:16am Mon 8 Jul 13

Dai Rear says...

"You don't know the people she went with personally so you cannot pass judgement on them"
Kay, you and I don't know the men-and I use that word in its widest sense-who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby . Did we have to know them to work out what they are?
And yes Duke CPS is terrified of the League of Strident Wimmin and will prosecute any old rubbish by way of a rape allegation hoping (correctly) that a sensible jury will bin it and injustice will be limited. Fathers4Justice have learnt the lesson that stridency wins and I fear we'll see more damage done before politicians are mature enough to tell gobby single issue fanatics to **** off.
"You don't know the people she went with personally so you cannot pass judgement on them" Kay, you and I don't know the men-and I use that word in its widest sense-who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby . Did we have to know them to work out what they are? And yes Duke CPS is terrified of the League of Strident Wimmin and will prosecute any old rubbish by way of a rape allegation hoping (correctly) that a sensible jury will bin it and injustice will be limited. Fathers4Justice have learnt the lesson that stridency wins and I fear we'll see more damage done before politicians are mature enough to tell gobby single issue fanatics to **** off. Dai Rear

2:32pm Mon 8 Jul 13

Duke LAX says...

Dai, I believe the perverse manufactured statistics Alliances between gender-feminist empowerment groups, and law enforcement that have developed over the last 30 years needs to dismantled.
Dai, I believe the perverse manufactured statistics Alliances between gender-feminist empowerment groups, and law enforcement that have developed over the last 30 years needs to dismantled. Duke LAX

8:48am Tue 16 Jul 13

ericthevicar says...

two girls have said iv done this both **** heads I prove it did not do it but it still on my record for life
two girls have said iv done this both **** heads I prove it did not do it but it still on my record for life ericthevicar

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