Mum blackmailed man out of £200 by threatening to accuse him of rape

Chelsea Orton. See SWNS story SWCCblackmail. A woman who blackmailed a man out of ??200 after threatening to lie to the police and falsely accuse him of rape if he didn???t pay her money has been handed a suspended jail sentence. Chelsea Orton, 22, left her victim needing anti-depressants after she falsely accused him of rape to police. Orton, from Nuneaton, Warks., blackmailed her victim, who can???t be named for legal reasons, out of ??200 between July and August 2019 but has now been handed an 18-month suspended sentence. She reportedly told her victims family about the rape allegation in her attempt to build her false story. Appearing at Warwick Crown Court, Orton was handed an 18-month suspended sentence for blackmail after she had pleaded guilty.

Chelsea Orton, 22, left her victim needing anti-depressants after she falsely accused him of rape to police (Picture: Paul Beard / SWNS)

A scheming mum who blackmailed a man by accusing him of rape has avoided jail.

Chelsea Orton, 22 and from Warwickshire, blackmailed her victim out of £200 in 2019 and left him needing anti-depressants after being abused by people who wrongly thought he was a rapist.

The mum-of-one even went so far to tell his family about the rape, in order to give her fake story credibility.

She admitted blackmail and was handed an 18-month prison term, suspended for 12 months at Warwick Crown Court, and was ordered to pay her victim £200 in compensation.

In a statement, the victim revealed how seriously the blackmail and the allegations had affected him.

He said: ‘When all this happened and Chelsea was blackmailing me I felt trapped.

‘I was scared and this caused me anxiety. As it went on and it was reported to the police I became depressed. I had sleepless nights.

‘Even though I hadn’t done anything wrong, all I could think was that I would be arrested because of her lies.’

Orton was handed an 18-month prison term, suspended for 12 months (Picture: Paul Beard / SWNS)

The victim also detailed how the local community turned on him, with everyone assuming he was a rapist.

He said: ‘Her behaviour has had an impact on my social life. I had incidents when I was out at my local pub where random people would come up to me and call me a rapist.

‘I had to see my GP to help me cope, I was prescribed anti-depressants.’

The court heard the victim was so distraught he was forced to …read more

Source:: Metro News

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