Eleanor Williams was found guilty by a jury of perverting the course at Preston Crown Court today after an 11-week trial.

She admitted another offence of intending to pervert the course of justice at an earlier hearing. She will be sentenced on 14 March 2023.


Williams fabricated evidence to suggest she had been drugged and raped. The police thoroughly investigated her claims and arrested a man in connection with her allegations but found no evidence to support Williams’ claims and established the Snapchat account information, she had given them, didn’t exist.


She claimed a second man had raped and assaulted her on three separate occasions. She produced messages purporting to be from the man confessing to what he had done. The investigation uncovered the fact that she had created a false Snapchat account and sent messages to herself using her home Wi-Fi.

3. Williams also told police that she had been in a sexual relationship with a different man since she was 12 or 13. She claimed that this man and others had trafficked her to various places both inside and outside of the UK and exploited her. Again, that was found to be untrue. She used a man’s Snapchat account, who she had shared intimate messages with and amended the contact information so it would appear the explicit images came from the man she had accused.


In July 2019 she provided another horrific account of sexual exploitation. She told officers she was forced to the Blackpool area, subjected to violence, threats to kill and she was forced to have sex with eight men. The investigation found she had booked herself into a hotel in Blackpool a couple of days before she travelled. CCTV then confirmed that she stayed in her hotel, apart from a brief walk to a nearby shop. The whole account was a complete fabrication.


Williams gave the police a list of other trafficked women. This too was a lie. None of the women spoken to by police had been involved in any kind of exploitation and some didn’t even know Williams.


She told officers she had been trafficked to Ibiza and made to have sex with men every night, the same had happened to her in Amsterdam. She later retracted her claims about Ibiza when told passenger lists could be checked. Her claims about Amsterdam were also found to be false. She travelled to Amsterdam with her sister and her sister’s boyfriend, and they had been together at all times. Even when challenged with this information, she still insisted her version was accurate.


On July 18 2019 another man had the misfortune of meeting Eleanor Williams. The pair chatted and had some brief sexual contact. When Williams told the police about this male, she claimed he was one of the traffickers and that he had raped her, then sold her to two other males, who she was forced to have sex with.


In May 2020 she was located by the police after concerns for her safety were reported. When she was found, she had numerous injuries and told the police she had been to an address in Barrow with a number of males. She said she had been attacked with a knife and raped by three men. Following an investigation, again this was found to be false. A hammer was recovered from the field near to where she was located, the hammer had her DNA on it and was in fact the hammer she had purchased a week before. Having considered her injuries, a pathologist confirmed they had not been caused by a knife but were consistent with being self-inflicted with a hammer.