3 now charged in false rape claim

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) -- Three suspects are accused of making a false rape claim against a Bartlett man that resulted in him being held in jail for six days.

Khaled Eleiwa surrendered to Bartlett Police on Monday and is charged with extortion, harassment, intimidation and conspiring to file a false police report.

Two sisters, Angela Poindexter and Antoinette Maria Poindexter, are also charged in the case in which Angela Poindexter claimed Maher Garada tried to assault her in his home on September 28.

Eleiwa's lawyer, Kevin Snider, told The Commercial Appeal is client denies wrongdoing and said Eleiwa is the victim of an economic crime.

Police said the rape allegation was an attempt to get money Garada owed Eleiwa.

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