An escort wickedly accused an innocent police detective she had never met of raping her has been jailed for two years and three months.

Halina khan’s fake claim cause severe distress and almost broke the officer’s marriage.

The officer had to go through a five week unnecessary and humiliating investigation, which cost the tax payer more than £10,000.

Halina Khan, 40, admitted to pervert the cause of justice by accusing an innocent detective of rape.

 

High court judge Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb said Khan had committed ‘a wicked crime’ which had ‘serious consequences’ for the victim and his family.

She added that fake rape claims makes it difficult to trust real rape victims.

The judge told the defendant: ‘I’m told you’re remorseful, although there’s no evidence of that other than your guilty pleas.’

She added: ‘Rape is a profoundly hideous crime which all should find repulsive.’

The detective was informed at his house of the allegations against him when he was with his son and wife.

The detective had to go outside Leicestershire to be questioned by other officers and to give sample for analysis.

The allegation cause immense stress and almost broke his marriage, He had to take six months off work because of anxiety and depression.

In a victim impact statement, the police officer said he was ‘completely stunned’ by the allegation and his ‘world fell apart’.

He said it was ‘touch and go’ at one stage if he would return to work, and it affected his relationship with his employers.

The man added: ‘I can’t explain why it affected me as it did. ‘If I hadn’t been able to prove my innocence, I’d have lost my liberty.’

Almas Ben-Aribia, prosecuting, said Khan rang the Leicestershire Police at 8am on Nov last year.

She initially complained about her partner taking her car without her permission, from the regency hotel in London.

Two constables were sent to investigate the matter, the defendant struggled to open the door. Hotel staff opened the door from outside.

Khan then said to the police that she is an escort and a client had taken her car without consent.

Khan then pointed to a red mark which look like blood implying the client had been hurt.

Khan was arrested on suspicion of causing injury, she resisted arrest and hurled racist abuse at a Sikh woman officer and a white male officer.

Khan then claimed that she was raped by a detective yesterday at the hotel who wasn’t present at the time.

Khan later admitted at the police station: ‘I made it up, there, I made it up.’

However she wouldn’t give an official statement that she made that up.

The judge said the force had no option but to investigate the claim, especially when Khan was asked the second time she said she was just ‘being sarcastic’.

Halina Khan admitted to two counts of racial harassment towards two arresting police officers.

Charges relating to the assault at the hotel were dropped.

Halina Khan has 2 previous convictions of hurling racial abuse at police officers the court was told.

Mr Toor said: ‘She’s led a traumatic life. She’s utterly remorseful.’

The court heard that Khan used the innocent detective’s name, although she had never met him, because he was one of the officers in an earlier drugs investigation involving her second ex-husband, in 2011.

Mr Toor said Khan had previously encountered domestic abuse, and suffered from depression as well as a ‘complex post-traumatic stress disorder’.

She had a drink problem and consumed ‘at least one bottle of vodka’ before making the false rape claim, the court was told.

‘She was plainly unwell and made a spurious allegation against a man she didn’t know, which she says was deplorable and she did retract it,’ said Mr Toor.

Halina Khan was sentenced to two years and three months in prison.