Sheffield mum who cried rape is jailed

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A MUM-OF-TWO who cried rape on a school caretaker she met on a television dating channel has been jailed for eight months.

Emma Louise Saxon, aged 23, claimed she was the victim of a sex attack in Morrisons supermarket car park in Hillsborough, Sheffield.

Saxon, who has learning difficulties but lives independently, described being raped in a car. It was traced to Martin Blood and he was arrested and taken into custody, for 14 hours.

Sheffield Crown Court heard he was subjected to an intimate examination by a doctor.

Six police officers, a detective and a doctor spent a month working on the case but their suspicions were aroused when Saxon refused to be interviewed or co-operate further.

Beverly Tait, prosecuting said: “They met on a dating channel and got together purely for a sexual relationship. She wanted something more.”

“He went to bed, putting his phone on his bedside table, and the next thing he knew officers arrived at his door.”

Mr Blood was suspended from work while the investigation was carried out and was subsequently made redundant.

Ms Tait said: “His life completely fell apart. During his time in custody a female officer brought him a glass of water. Mr Blood said ‘she looked at me like I was scum and that look will stay with me for the rest of my life’.”

Saxon, who has two sons, was previously convicted for claiming she was raped by another boyfriend in 2007.

Saxon, of Westfield, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Judge Michael Murphy QC said: “Rape is such a terrible and diabolical offence. It is a truly awful accusation if untrue. The victim has had to undergo the shame and degradation of being suspected of rape.”