Woman Jailed For Falsely Accusing Man Of Assault
A woman, who falsely accused a man of sexually assaulting her when he helped fix her car will spend at least five months in jail.
The victim, Kenan Basic spent a week behind bars, lost his job and his marriage after he was charged with indecently assaulting Caitlyn Gray, last year in Bankstown.
After being confronted with CCTV that exposed her lie the 20-year-old admitted to police she had made it up.
Gray had initially claimed the father-of-one lunged at her and groped her breast and vagina after she refused his advances as "payment" for helping with her car.
She also claimed he followed her in his car through western Sydney before she called her boyfriend, who reported it to police.
As her sentence of nine months was read out today, Gray’s mother sobbed as her daughter handed over her jewellery and was taken away by Corrective Services.
In sentencing, Magistrate Glenn Walsh said Gray “wanted vengeance due to what she perceived to be Mr Basic’s behaviour.” And that “She achieved her end of having him incarcerated.”
She never gave an explanation as to why she lied. Gray had written a letter of apology acknowledged by Magistrate Walsh during her sentencing.
In May Basic said the experience had ruined his life.
“I help people all my life, so I don't think I'm going to help anybody again you know.”
“I lost everything you know so I want to make her suffer her whole life, for what she's done, just for nothing. Teach her a lesson.”
Gray was granted bail following an appeal by her legal team. She will remain on bail until her appeal is heard at the district court.