Police constable found guilty of extortion


Guilty – the verdict found by the jury after three hours of deliberation this morning in the case of police constable Joseph Peters.

Peters was charged with conspiracy to extort and demanding money with intent to extort. The prosecution successfully argued that he used his position as a lawman to intimidate a 57 year-old business man into paying $150,000 and a vehicle as hush money for having sex with an under-aged girl.

In 2015, the businessman is alleged to have had sexual relations with two young women at a condominium, one of them was under the age of 16.


The court also heard that Peters, another man, the two young women, and the mother of the younger female all came up with the scheme to entrap the businessman and to extort him for $200,000 which as to be shared among them equally.

Peters faces up to seven years in Her Majesty’s Prison at his sentencing hearing set for December 12.

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  1. Congrats to Mr. JOSEPH PETERS!! You are now the poster child for SICK & DISGUSTING behavior in the police force. Again congrats. Others will (hopefully) think twice before engaging in such behavior and thinking they can get away with it. You are a “REVERSE ROLE MODEL” after all.

    • This is my question as well. The bigger problem here is being totally forgotten. Look at what they were so busy prosecuting when a sick pedophile is not even being mentioned.

      • Someone who kills someone else is not necessarily a murderer
        Someone who has sex with an underaged person is not necessarily a ‘sick pedophile’

  2. 1 Timothy 6:10New International Version (NIV)

    10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

    Const. Joseph Peters, you have truly pierced yourself with “MANY GRIEFS”. I say no more.

  3. Reeces chocolate. Why the policeman case come and done and the business man case haven’t called as yet is it that because he’s connected so deeply to big big big huge people that swings heavy influence. Its time he faces the music is long time he doing the crap with little gyal so now Peters found guilty we waiting to hear about the sports car business man

    • It was bait and switch. They showed him an of age girl and in the cover of darkness switched her out with a minor to extort money from him

  4. There is too much injustice in Antigua. The case against the businessman has apparently been dismissed due to police not submitting something on time. The system is disgusting. If this was my child , I’d become judge and jury. Wicked and sick system!!

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