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Joanne Berry

Posted by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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Chatroom rape fantasies woman jailed for six years

Joanne BerryJoanne Berry was jailed after being found guilty at Maidstone Crown Court

A woman who used internet chatrooms to try to arrange for strangers to rape a former work colleague has been jailed for six years.

Joanne Berry, 30, from Grove Park, south-east London, said she liked role-play and invited men to act out violent "rape scenarios" with her.

But instead of giving her own address she gave that of the work colleague in Kent.

A judge said Berry may have held the victim responsible for losing her job.

One man tried to barge into the victim's home, but aborted the plan when he realised they had both been set up.

'Irrational vendetta'

Berry was convicted at an earlier hearing at Maidstone Crown Court of putting a person in fear of violence, assault with the intention of committing a sexual offence, common assault and attempting to cause a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

Judge David Griffith-Jones QC said Berry had developed an "irrational vendetta" against the victim who had only shown kindness towards her.

She found a chatline through which she made contact with a man known in court as "DH", who gave evidence during the trial.

Eventually Berry persuaded DH to come to "her home", knock on the door and "rape" her, but she gave him the victim's address.

The judge said her behaviour was wicked and calculating.

"That (the victim) was not in fact raped or seriously sexually assaulted is entirely fortuitous," he said.

Part of a victim impact statement was read out at court. The woman described how the ordeal had left her suffering panic attacks.

She now refuses to sit out in the garden on her own because she fears men may force their way in and she panics when someone knocks on her door.

by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Aug. 10, 2014 at 6:52 PM

I cannot imagine the mindset of this woman.

Shoota
by Lauren on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:05 PM
That is crazy. That would be terrifying.
JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:58 PM
What a nutcase. I'm glad she was convicted.
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by guerrilla girl on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:27 PM

OMG!

Momniscient
by Obama licker on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:06 PM
Whoa. Good lord! Glad she was convicted.
Raintree
by Ruby Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Awful. People really creep me out at times. How do you even come up with something this horrible?
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