Naima Shereen Mirza, 21, claimed she faced two sexual assaults five months apart by the same individual. Fast forward some time later and she’s wound up in prison, facing a two year sentence.
When she reported the rapes she even named a man from Perth, Scotland. However, police knew that the individual she accused was already in jail at the time the alleged attacks took place.
A police officer who had interviewed her during questioning was quoted as saying: “I had the impression it was very well planned.”
Mirza was then taken to court and found guilty by a jury at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
She eventually wrote to one of the officers in which she confessed: ‘Nothing happened. I went to the park and made it up. I wanted another year at school to get to Strathclyde University.’
Mirza apparently needed an A in chemistry to get to university but failed to earn the marks necessary to get into Strathclyde University.
Michael O’Grady, the district’s sheriff, was quoted as saying, “It is […] a course of conduct that is selfish, devious and persistent to a truly remarkable degree.”