Friday, September 4, 2009

Police say woman stole man's cell phone, made false rape claim against him

Woman accused of making false rape accusation

Magistrate Priya Beharry granted $60,000 bail to a woman accused of knowingly providing the police with false information that she had been raped.

It is alleged that on May 20 at Georgetown, Plachette Ross, a sales representative of 24 Prospect, East Bank Demerara, knowingly gave to Sergeant Cedrick Gravesande; a police officer, certain information namely that she was raped intending thereby to cause Gravesande to arrest the man.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge of giving false information when it was read to her on Friday in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.The virtual complainant did not attend court.

Police Prosecutor Munilall Seetaram told the court that on the day in question the accused stole the man’s cell phone. He added that Ross told the VC that she was going to return the phone to him but instead the woman went to the Ministry of Home Affairs and alleged that the man had raped her.

Ross was ordered to appear in Court Three on September 30.