Friday, December 18, 2009

Sharmanda Andrews admits lying about rape

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – A woman whose accusation that she had been raped resulted in the arrest of a young man, has been charged with making a false report to the police.

Police said that Sharmanda Andrews, 21, has been placed on EC$7,000 (US$2,592) bail and will re-appear in court on December 21.

In October, Andrews claimed that she had been raped by the man, who is still in police custody, but when the matter came up in court, she did not make an appearance, but wrote a letter to the magistrate indicating that she had made false claims about the rape.

Court officials that if convicted, Andrews could be sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail.