By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing woman, who pleaded guilty to attempted extortion by threatening to make a false police report of rape unless a man gave her $200, has been placed on three years’ probation with extensive conditions including undergoing a substance abuse evaluation and performing any recommended follow-up treatment.
Karen Elaine Allen, 57, was also ordered last week by Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler to have no contact with her victim, pay $330 restitution along with a $720 prosecution fee, court costs and the cost of her three-week incarceration, perform 50 hours of community service, and enroll in Work Force or show proof of exemption.
Allen had been arrested on Nov. 2, 2021, following an investigation by Cushing Police Detective Jerrod Livergood, who had talked to the victim on Oct. 7 regarding extortion, according to his affidavit.
The victim said, “Karen Allen was threatening to charge him with rape if he didn’t give her some money,” the affidavit said.
Allen had texted the man at 10:32 pm on Sept. 27, 2021, “You told me you had the money. You lied to me. Now I can’t get my electric back on tomorrow. I want $200 by 7:30 am or I am going to the hospital for a rape test,” the affidavit said.
The next day after multiple messages, Allen texted, “Now it’s 300 and you have 30 minutes from now to get 300 to my house,” the affidavit said.
On Oct. 3, Allen texted, “I was told to let you know that if I don’t have the $200 by 8 pm that you need to watch out for stray bullets. They want to collect a couple bounties,” the affidavit said.
After multiple texts, a search warrant was authorized for Allen’s house on Oct. 8, the affidavit said.
The detective wrote in his affidavit, “I asked Allen why she was asking for $200, and Allen said, ‘he pissed me off and I was threatening him.’ I then asked Allen why she threatened to take a rape kit and she advised ‘he forced himself on me the last time he was here.’
“I asked Allen if she reported the assault to the police and she said she didn’t because she cares about him and ‘he is not all there upstairs.’
“I then asked about the ‘bounty on his head’ she put on (him) and his mom. Karen said it was because he put a bounty on her head, first. When asked if the bounty was to have him killed, she advised ‘no it was to get beat up."”
When a search was conducted of Allen’s residence, a gun was not found, the affidavit said.
Since Allen was given a deferred sentence last week, she will not have a criminal record of the incident if she successfully completes the terms of her probation.