Our thanks to Len for this. The end of the piece:
After more than 208 hours of police time, it became clear the allegations were untrue. Cheeseman was arrested and charged with the offence of causing wasteful employment of police.
She pleaded guilty at Maidstone Magistrates Court and has now been given a 12-month conditional discharge as well as being ordered to pay a surcharge of £20.
Detective Inspector Glenn Kelly of Scarborough Serious Crime Team, said: “The time and resources dedicated to this extremely serious allegation reflected the gravitas with which we regard all such reports.
“It is very frustrating for everyone involved in such an intensive investigation to find that the report was made up. Particularly when there are genuine victims of crime who need our help.” [J4MB: Not a word of sympathy for the falsely accused men.]
He added: “We may never know what motivated Cheeseman to make such claims, [J4MB: Maybe a combination of a rape fantasy, narcissism, and the knowledge she wouldn’t face adequate punishment?] but what is of concern is that false reports undermine genuine victims of serious sexual crime.” [J4MB: This claim is invariably trotted out parrot-fashion in such cases, but it is never explained HOW false reports undermine genuine victims of serious sexual crime. They don’t.]