Woman Jailed For Nine Months For Lying About Being Sexually Assaulted By Good Samaritan
An Australian woman has been jailed for nine months, with a non-parole period of five months, for lying about being sexually assaulted by a man who spent more than two hours trying to fix her car.
Caitlyn Gray had issues with her car in November last year in Western Sydney so she pulled into a service station.
As she was trying to work out the problem, Kenan Basic saw the 20-year-old in distress and decided to help her out. After giving her a hand, the Good Samaritan managed to get her car up and running.
As Caitlyn drove off, Kenan followed her just to make sure she got on the road okay. That's the way Kenan thought the day had gone, so he was shocked when cops arrived at his door claiming that a woman had accused him of sexual assault.
Gray alleged the 36-year-old dad touched her breasts and tried to reach for her vagina during the time he was fixing her car. She also claimed Kenan wanted sexual favours in exchange for the work.
Kenan was locked up in Sydney's Silverwater prison for a week as prosecutors were locking the case down. During that time, the bloke lost his job and also received a notice from his wife that she wanted a divorce because of the allegations.
It wasn't until police were questioning Gray when she cracked.
They quizzed her about the incident and the 20-year-old eventually revealed that she had made the whole thing up.
She explained that she kept up the lie because she was scared she was going to get in trouble for lying.
As Magistrate Glenn Walsh was handing down the sentence, he didn't hold back.
"The offender had the opportunity to limit the damage from false allegations on numerous occasions," Magistrate Walsh said.
"She did not take the opportunity to limit damage. She wanted vengeance due to what she perceived of Basic's behaviour.
"This was not an error in judgment...she achieved her end of having him incarcerated."
Following the sentencing, Gray's defence lawyers announced they would be appealing the jail term and will ask whether the woman could serve the time in the community under an intensive corrections order, according to news.com.au.
Lawyers for Mr Basic argued had prosecutors never found CCTV footage, which essentially exonerated him, he would have spent months behind bars and would have lost everything.
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