A SERIAL fantasist has been convicted of falsely accusing 15 men of rape — amid fury over how she hoodwinked cops.
Mahad Cassim, 37, spent almost four years in prison for a 2010 “attack”.
While he was locked up bisexual Beale, 25, boasted of getting £11,000 in criminal injuries compensation, the sun reports.
Yet a month after Mr Cassim’s January 2012 conviction, police and the CPS missed a golden opportunity to nail Beale.
She confessed to live-in partner Anuska Pritchard, 26, that she framed Mr Cassim for cash. Disgusted Anuska walked out.
Her mum Sam texted Beale over her boasts. But Beale called cops to claim she was being harassed — and Sam was warned not to contact her again.
The texts went uninvestigated and Beale continued to “cry rape”.
Met chiefs are said to have been blinkered into believing her complaints were genuine in the wake of the Jimmy Savile and Rotherham scandals at the time.
A source said: “Nobody wanted to believe Beale was a liar. It was too difficult. The attitude was that she was a vulnerable victim so they did nothing.”
Most of Beale’s claims came as she sought attention after rows with girlfriends. In July 2012 she claimed she was gang-raped by four men and attacked with barbed wire in Hounslow, West London. But CCTV showed her walking home alone and her injuries were self-inflicted.
She used the “attack” to claim another payout.