Court employee charged with wasting police time after reporting she was raped

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:00

A Magistrates' Court employee was charged with wasteful employment of the police after she allegedly made a false report that she was raped.

She appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate on Thursday.

45-year-old Wendy Isahark of Lengua Village said she was not guilty of the charge that arose out of an incident in Princes Town last Tuesday.

Police claim Isahark alleged she was raped by a taxi driver who gave a statement to the investigator which led to her arrest.

Isahark's attorney Subhas Panday told Magistrate Nalini Singh that his client was a public servant with a clean criminal record.

He also told the court that she had a fixed place of abode and was not a flight risk.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mohammed made no objection to Isahark being placed on fresh bail.

The court telephone operator and mother of one was granted $10,000 bail and ordered to return to court on August 24th.