Woman awaiting sentencing charged for escaping custody
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Princess Williams
Princess Williams

DAYS after she was found guilty of attempting to extort money from her ex-boyfriend, Princess Williams, was, on Wednesday, charged for escaping from police custody.

At the time of the alleged escape, the 20-year-old Providence, East Bank Demerara resident was on remand pending sentencing.

She appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Williams was further remanded to prison and the case will be heard again on June 1, 2022.

According to reports, on May 7, Williams while in custody at the East La Penitence Police Station complained of feeling unwell and was subsequently taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

After receiving treatment, Williams asked to use the washroom and was permitted.

It is alleged that she escaped, but was later arrested by police after she was seen walking along Thomas and Lamaha Streets, with a cloth wrapped around her hands, hiding the handcuff.

One day earlier, she was found guilty by Magistrate Rhondel Weever of threatening to accuse her ex-boyfriend of attempted rape, in a bid to extort $10 million from him.

In February 2021, Williams made her first court appearance and pleaded guilty to the charge. However, she later changed her mind and pleaded not guilty.

The charge stated that between Monday, January 4, 2021, and Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Georgetown, Williams, with intent to extort money from Kenrick Thomas, specifically $10 million, threatened to accuse him of attempting to rape her.

The court was informed that Williams and Thomas were in a sexual relationship for approximately four months, during which time he would invite her to his home to hang out and have dinner.

But then, as they were about to get into the act, an argument ensued between the two, and he told her to get dressed, and proceeded to take her home.

The following day, Thomas reportedly ended the relationship with Williams, but she, not wanting to take no for an answer, still tried to get the relationship back on even keel, but he refused to have anything to do with her.

Then one day, in a fit of rage at being spurned, she sent him a video message via WhatsApp. She said that having tried to rape her, he would either have to pay her $10 million or she’d go to the police with the evidence.

After receiving the threatening message, Thomas immediately reported the matter to the police, and an investigation was launched.

During the course of the investigation, Williams reportedly admitted to the police that she’d sent the message to scare Thomas into giving her the money, as he’d faithfully promised that he’d give it to her for her birthday.

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