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Woman (23) who cried rape is jailed for eight months

By Emily Pennink

A young woman who cried rape after a boozy night out was told she had "let down" genuine sex victims as she was jailed for eight months.

Tube worker Comfort Yinusa (23) wasted more than 100 hours of police time after she dialled 999 at 5am on October 25, 2013 to make the false report that she had been raped and sexually assaulted by two men outside an east London pub.

The men she accused were subjected to a "humiliating" ordeal, spending six weeks on bail and hours in police custody as a result.

The court heard how one of the men had felt "shocked, shame and stigma" after being falsely accused by Yinusa, who had a history of cocaine and alcohol abuse.

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