Escaping from custody: Woman convicted of attempted extortion recaptured, remanded

A 20-year-old woman who was recently convicted of attempted extortion over demanding $10 million from her ex-boyfriend to prevent her from making a false rape allegation against him is now facing a charge for escaping from Police custody. Princess Williams of Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Wednesday.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 7 while being in the custody of a Police Officer, she escaped. She was remanded to prison until June 1, 2022.

Remanded: Princess Williams

Last Friday, Williams was found guilty of attempting to extort $10,000,000 from Kenrick Thomas by threatening to accuse him of raping her. She had been on trial for this offence before Magistrate Rondel Weever at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. After she was found guilty, Williams who was out on $100,000 bail, was remanded to prison pending sentencing. Her sentencing hearing is fixed for June 6 when a probation report will be presented on her.
After she was convicted, Williams was escorted to the East La Penitence Police Station. While there, she complained of feeling unwell and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital the next day. After receiving medical attention, she requested to use the washroom. It was while using the washroom that she made the desperate dash for freedom. But her escape was short-lived as she was arrested while walking along Thomas and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown. When Police ranks arrested her, she had a piece of cloth wrapped around her handcuff.
It was reported that Williams and Thomas had shared a relationship for about four months. She last visited Thomas’s residence on January 4, 2021. They engaged in consensual sex after which they ended up in an argument, which resulted in one of them ending the relationship. Following the break-up, Williams sent a voice note to Thomas, claiming that he had raped her. She further gave him an ultimatum to either pay her $10 million or she would make a report to that effect to the Police. But after receiving the threat, Thomas lodged a report with the Police. (G1)