A young mother who falsely claimed she was raped by a teenager was yesterday locked away for 15 months.And, presumably because the alleged attacker was 18, he isn't named.
Jade Brooks was 17 when she claimed the 18-year-old had taken her into a copse and attacked her.
But you can't say he didn't suffer:
He was later arrested, subjected to an intimate examination, kept in a cell for 13 hours and grilled by officers under caution before being released on police bail.Why so long?
It was a further two months before he was told no further action would be taken after Brooks's story began to unravel.
Witnesses said they had seen her kissing and cuddling the young man shortly before the alleged attack near a disused railway station in Haverhill, Suffolk, and was laughing and embracing him immediately after they left the wooded area.And no alarm bells rang then? So what finally made them twig?
She dealt a final, fatal blow to the rape case when she refused to give a video-taped interview to police.It took that to finally pursuade them that there was no realistic prospect of a conviction, eh?