Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Susanna Maria Coetzee: Maybe She's Not 'the One'

Here's a pretty good example of why a woman would lie about being raped.

Susanna Maria Coetzee's extortion using a false rape claim.

The date seemed to be going well until the 37-year-old man and the woman he met online went to an Anaheim hotel.

That's where she allegedly demanded a check in exchange for sex. When the man -- identified in court papers as John Doe -- refused, she began yelling that she had been raped and left the hotel, according to police.

The woman, 28-year-old Susanna Maria Coetzee, was charged Wednesday with attempting to extort $15,000 and filing a false rape report.

Investigators said the two met on seekingarrangment.com.

Police said Coetzee was "begining to have consensual sex" with the man at the hotel April 2 when she pulled away and asked for a check. Hotel security investigated after Coetzee left the hotel and reported the case to Anaheim police.

Coetzee also filed a report with Anaheim police. She claimed the man raped her and struck her on the head with the handset of a phone, according to the report.

Two weeks later, Coetzee sent "several dozen" text messages to the man in an attempt to extort $15,000, police said. In exchange, she told the man she would drop the allegations against him, police said.

Coetzee was arrested Tuesday when she arrived to exchange a letter that cleared the man in exchange for $5,000 in cash, police said.

Coetzee faces a maximum penalty of three years in state prison. She was being held wihtout bail on a probation violation, police said.