Woman charged in ‘fake rape’ case

Woman charged in ‘fake rape’ case

Trinidad Guardian:-A judiciary employee who allegedly made a false report to the police of being raped by a taxi driver has been granted $10,000 bail on a charge of wasting the police time.

Wendy Isahark, 45, a telephone operator at the San Fernando Magistrates Court pleaded not guilty when she appeared before Princes Town Magistrate Nalini Singh.

According to the charge, Isahark went to the Barrackpore Police Station on Tuesday where she reported that she boarded a taxi in Princes Town and the driver took her to an area and raped her.

The driver was arrested, but when the police conducted further enquires they ended up arresting her and releasing the driver after they allegedly found no evidence to substantiate her allegation.

She was charged by Cpl Nanan with causing wasteful employment of police time by making a false report that she was raped.

Isahark, a mother of one, of Lengua Village, Princes Town was granted bail by a Justice of the Peace at the police station on Wednesday night.

Attorney Subhas Panday, who represented Isahark, together with attorneys Petronilla Basdeo and Kiran Panday, said his client was not a flight risk.

Prosecutor Sgt Shazeed Mohammed confirmed the accused had no previous convictions or pending matters.

He did not object to bail. She was granted new bail and allowed to leave the court after she signed her bail documents.

Isahark has to return to court on August 24 when the prosecution is expected to provide disclosure.

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