Two Potsdam women accused of threatening to accuse man of rape if he didn't give them a car
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:41 pm

POTSDAM -- Two Potsdam women are accused of threatening to falsely accuse a man of rape if he didn't give them a car.Miranda L. LarabyMiranda L. LarabyChristine L. LarabyChristine L. Laraby

Village police say that Christine L. Laraby, 45, and Miranda L. Laraby, 17, threatened a man that they would report to police that he had physically abused and raped Miranda Laraby if he did not sign over his vehicle to the defendants with a note saying that they had paid him $500 cash for it.

Police say the defendants subsequently took possession of the man's 1997 Subaru Legacy.

The police allege that the women subsequently told the victim that if he did not buy new tires for the vehicle and give them $500, they would carry through on their earlier threat.

Both women were charged with second-degree coercion on May 27. They were arraigned in Potsdam Village Court and released on their own recognizance with orders of protection prohibiting them from having any further contact with the victim.

The Larabys were to appear in village court today.