A 38-year-old mother who made false rape allegations has been sent to jail for nearly three years.
Kerry Thomas, of Crescent Road, Netherton, Dudley, admitted she had lied when she claimed she had been raped in an alleyway last summer.
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that her allegations led to two men being arrested, one of whom lost his job.
She pleaded guilty to intending to pervert the course of justice and was sentenced to 32 months in jail.
The court heard that when Thomas was interviewed for a second time by police she admitted making up the story.
She was told by Recorder Derek Chinery that only a custodial sentence was appropriate.
He added that the criminal justice system depended on people telling the truth.