An unfaithful wife has been jailed for two years - almost a decade after she cried rape just to hide a one-night stand from her husband.Ten years?!?
Gaynor Cooke, 41, had told police she was violently attacked by a taxi driver to cover up her fling with him, and her former lover was due to stand trial next month.
No-one was arrested in 2003 because a forensic sample taken from her at the time failed to find a similar profile on the national DNA database.
But when in 2011 the man, who she claimed was a stranger, was detained for a minor offence his DNA threw up a match.Ah. Good old vital national DNA database, eh?
Still, I guess some good detective work led to the police's suspicions?
The man she slept with was charged with rape and faced trial at Nottingham Crown Court in February.
However detectives received information that Cooke had lied to conceal her infidelity. And when police went back to speak to the 41-year-old about the new evidence she told them: 'You've got me'.Oh.
Recorder Smith told her: 'It's a complete pack of lies. It may only have been for a short period of time, but you destroyed an innocent life.'Hey, don't place ALL the blame on her. She had help...
H/T: Mark Wadsworth via email