Four students spent nearly three days behind bars as a result of the convincing injuries Leyla Ibrahim inflicted on herself, with one of the suspects attempting to kill himself.Yup, fake rape cases are like buses. No sooner have I written up one, than another hoves into view.
And the reason for this one?
It emerged Ibrahim invented the attack after a row with a male friend when he refused to lend her the money for a taxi home after a night out.Lovely...
Although at least in this case, she didn't have Shannon Taylor's dubious history to tip the police off. Indeed, she put a hell of a lot of effort into it:
Deciding she ‘wanted to teach people a lesson’, a court heard she cut and tore the blue frilly dress she was wearing as well as her black leggings and bra, leaving her breasts partially exposed.Someone's watched a lot of 'CSI'..!
She also hacked off clumps of her own hair, gave herself a black eye and a suspected broken cheekbone, scratched her breasts and legs and finally left one of her shoes at the scene of the supposed attack.
And in this story, the CPS seem to have been roused from their torpor and actually charged her:
Last night, however, the former children’s holiday rep was behind bars after being convicted of perverting the course of justice.Perhaps, as others have suggested in the comments to these posts, it should be equivalent to the sentence the four students would have got?
She wept as the judge denied her bail, telling her a prison term ‘of some length’ was inevitable for ‘wickedly fabricating a grave crime’ which had caused ‘countless anguish’.