Vengeful Folkestone woman Tina Greenland jailed for false rape claim against innocent employer Nicholas Mouna
by Paul Hooper
Scorned woman Tina Greenland plotted revenge for her one
night of passion with the man she worked for.
The Folkestone mother-of-three flew into a fury after she felt
rejected when Nicholas Mouna made it clear he did
not want a relationship.
So the vengeful carer of Mr Mouna's child phoned the police and
claimed she had been raped after her drink had been spiked.
Detectives arrested insurance broker Mr Mouna, but then
examined messages between the two... and realised Greenland's
texts betrayed her vicious lies.
One read: "Had a lovely night... hope you don't think that I'm a
Senior officers realised immediately the innocent Mr Mouna
had been the victim of false allegations and, although he was
never charged, he was suspended and then lost his job.
The 49-year-old, of Newbury Close, carried on her lying in the
witness box – but her account was rejected by the jury.
She screamed: "Oh no, my God no" after being convicted of
perverting the course of justice. She had denied the charge.
Judge Nigel Van Der Bijl then jailed her for two years, quoting
from poet William Congreve that "hell hath no fury like a
He added: "You have been found guilty on the clearest of
evidence of making false allegations. But this is serious because
people who make false allegations make it harder for real victims
to be believed."
The jury at Canterbury Crown Court had heard how the morning
after the fake rape in December last year, Greenland had
texted Mr Mouna: "Hi Nick, just to say had a lovely night... I do
hope you don't think I am some kind of tart for sleeping with you."
"This is serious because people who make false allegations make it harder for real victims to be believed...” – Judge Nigel Van Der Bijl
The court heard how Mr Mouna – who is separated from his wife –
has a daughter and employed the carer through an agency.
John Traversi, prosecuting, said: "In 2011 Greenland began
caring for the girl and after a while she began asking Mr Mouna if
he would like to go to a country club for a drink and she began
sending him texts.
"These texts intrigued him and flattered him and they agreed to
go out in December."
In December, the divorcee arrived at his home carrying a bottle
of vodka after being "dropped off" by her daughter and
the pair shared a kiss.
"They had some drinks and they sat on the sofa and put her arms
around him and kissed again and had some more drinks," Mr Traversi
He added that during the evening Greenland felt dizzy and
she became "hot and sweaty".
Greenland went upstairs and was sick, but returned later where
they watched TV until "he felt tired".
The prosecutor added: "Both of them went upstairs and Greenland
said: 'Which room?'. He said: 'The big one... if you want.'
"The two then got into bed where they had sexual intercourse and
engaged in other sexual activity during the course of the
The court heard the following morning they woke up at 11am
and had breakfast together before leaving.
"On the way home she asked if they would be seeing each other
again... and he gave a half-hearted response," the prosecutor
Later in the day, Greenland texted him saying: "Hi Nick, just to
say had a lovely night. Sorry about the sick and I do hope that you
do not think that I am some kind of tart for sleeping with you.
"I would like to see you again and really do hope you do me. But
if you don't want to I won't mind. Of course, it would be
The insurance broker replied that he "quite liked my single
life", adding "I am quite happy to meet up with you and do it again
She replied: "No, thanks for all that. I have just been used.
Thanks a lot."
Hours later, Greenland took an overdose of tablets and vodka and
was rushed to hospital after texting Mr Traversi: "Well I hope you
sort your life out because at the moment I feel like ending mine. I
have got vodka and pills I just hope I don't wake up."
Paul Hogben, defending, said after the verdict that the text
that she had received "would have hurt anyone" and was read as "I
don't want to see you anymore".
"She reacted in the wrong way and she did make some effort to
try to stop the ball from rolling but the consequences were that Mr
Mouna was investigated for rape," she added.
"She is not a bad person, but by the jury's verdict she did a
bad thing. She made a terrible mistake in circumstances when she
couldn't cope with rejection."
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