Compulsive liar jailed for making her ELEVENTH false rape claim against an innocent man "who she decided she didn"t like anymore"

Compulsive liar is jailed for making her ELEVENTH false rape claim, against an innocent man 'who she decided she didn't like anymore'Elizabeth Jones, 22, invented her first sex attack in 2004, when aged 13Her latest victim was targeted because she didn't like himAfter he was held for nine hours CCTV disproved her malicious claim

By
Martin Robinson

PUBLISHED:

11:26 GMT, 26 February 2013

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UPDATED:

14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013

Jailed: Elizabeth Jones, 22, faces 16 months in prison after making 11 false rape claims since 2004

Jailed: Elizabeth Jones, 22, faces 16 months in prison after making 11 false rape claims since 2004

A compulsive liar has been jailed for 16 months after falsely claiming she had been raped 11 times in nine years.

Elizabeth Jones, 22, made her first fabricated allegation to police in 2004 when she was aged just 13, Southampton Crown Court was told.

Police said that the young woman had accused at least one individual just because she did not like them anymore, putting innocent men through a 'terrible emotional experience'.

Jones' latest victim was arrested and quizzed for nine hours before being released without charge because CCTV footage disproved her claims she was forcibly taken to a property and raped.

It also emerged today that in 2009 she was given a ten month detention and training order for making up a sex attack.

Between 2005 and 2007 she had made eight other allegations, which police investigated, but she did not face court proceedings.

Police launched an investigation after Jones, from Southampton, Hampshire, instigated a friend to report she had been sexually assaulted.

She later went to the police station for a medical examination and repeated her allegation.

Prosecutor Jennie Rickman told Southampton Crown Court a man was arrested but he denied the rape allegation.

Detectives later viewed CCTV covering part of the house in which Jones claimed to have been attacked.

The video did not support her story as it showed she was not forcibly taken there.

Fabricated: Southampton Crown Court heard that her latest victim was accused because she did not like him

Fabricated: Southampton Crown Court heard that her latest victim was accused because she did not like him

Ms Rickham said: 'There is a history of her making false allegations of this nature and this is the 11th incident.

'Police had to take her allegation seriously and carried out an appropriate investigation.

'She was later arrested and accepted she had lied about being raped – she said she did it because she did not like him.'

Jones admitted to attempting to pervert the course of justice and was sentenced for 16 months.

Judge Derwin Hope said the offence was not only serious because of 'the terrible emotional experience' the man she accused had to endure, but also because it struck at the heart of the criminal justice system.

In mitigation, Megan Topliss revealed Jones' disturbed childhood and the impact of being in care.

Jones immediately accepted she had lied when approached by the police and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.