3 years jail for woman who extorted, framed ex-boyfriend for rape

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City Magistrate Rhondel Weever on Monday sentenced 22-year-old Princess Williams to three years imprisonment for attempting to extort $10 million from her ex-boyfriend and attempting to frame him for rape.

Williams of Providence, East Bank Demerara, was last month found guilty of the crime by Magistrate Weever.

She made her first court appearance back in February 2021 for the offence which alleged that between January 4 and 7, 2021, in Georgetown, with intent to extort $10 million from Kenrick Thomas, she threatened to accuse him of attempting to rape her.

She initially pleaded guilty to the charge, but later changed her plea to not guilty and was out on $100,000 bail pending her trial.

Reports indicate that the two were in a relationship for four months. It is alleged that after their relationship ended, Williams sent Thomas an audio message via social media and accused him of attempting to rape her.

She reportedly told him to pay her $10 million and if not, she will provide the police with the evidence. Thomas, however, made a report to the police instead and Williams was arrested.

Williams is currently on remand for escaping from police custody. It is alleged that while Williams was awaiting sentencing for extortion, she escaped custody through a toilet at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

She was in custody at the East La Penitence Police Station and was taken to the hospital after she complained of feeling unwell, after which she made the daring escape.

She was later found walking along Thomas and Lamaha Streets, with a cloth wrapped around her hands hiding the handcuffs.

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