A young father who was driven to attempt suicide after fantasist Eleanor Williams falsely accused him of rape says he is ‘destroyed’ by the fact that there are ‘still believers on her side’ despite her being thrown in jail.
Jordan Trengove spent 73 days in prison in a sex offenders wing after Williams, then 19, claimed he drugged and raped her after they met in a nightclub in March 2019. She further alleged he came to her flat, threatened her with a knife and attacked her.
Angry locals who believed her lies targeted Mr Trengove, 22, by smashing his window and spray painting the word ‘rapist’ across his home.
Despite Williams being proven a serial liar, the young father has now revealed that he thinks she ‘should get life in prison’. Williams was jailed for eight-and-a-half years after being found guilty of eight counts of perverting the course of justice.
The judge told Preston Crown Court on Tuesday that she has shown ‘no significant signs of remorse’ and her motive for lying about being a rape victim remains unknown.
Jordan Trengove spent 73 days in prison after Eleanor Williams claimed he drugged and raped her after they met in a nightclub in March 2019. Williams is pictured with her self-inflicted injuries
Jordan Trengove (pictured Tuesday) revealed that after Williams falsely accused him, he attempted suicide in front of his mother because his ‘life was just too messed up’
Williams is pictured at a Tesco buying a hammer that she later used to beat her own face
Mr Trengove shared how he attempted suicide in front of his own mother – ‘but survived’ – after locals in Barrow-in-Furness started to believe Williams’ lies.
‘She was getting so much support and there was so much grief,’ Mr Trengove told The Sun after her sentencing, adding: ‘I wanted away from it all.’
Even though he has been proven innocent, Mr Trengove says the situation has fuelled his desire to move out of the area.
He claims he told his partner that they have two years to relocate because he ‘doesn’t want to be in the area when [Williams] is released.’
Mr Trengove, appearing yesterday on Talk TV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored, also shared that he thought Williams should have received a life sentence for her crimes.
He claimed his solicitor told him that he could face 22 years in prison if he had been found guilty of the crimes Williams alleged against him, but noted that the liar only received eight-and-a-half years.
‘She’s destroyed many lives, not only mine,’ he said. ‘So she should have her life took away from her.’
In the UK, perverting the course of justice can carry a sentence of up to life in prison, although experts say receiving life imprisonment is unlikely.
Mr Trengove has started ‘taking steps to rebuild my life,’ but is still heavily affected by the situation.
He noted that he is really struggling with the fact that some people still believe the liar and continue to campaign online on her behalf.
‘Even now there are still believers on her side. This destroyed us all,’ he added.
Mr Trengove has started ‘taking steps to rebuild my life,’ but is still heavily effected by the situation. He shared how he is still struggling with the fact that Williams (pictured in a social media photo) ‘still has believers on her side’
Williams made allegations against several men, claiming to have been the victim of an Asian grooming gang. She accused Mohammed Ramzan (pictured on Tuesday with his wife Nicola Holt) of trafficking her to Amsterdam
The fantasist was seen in a hotel in Blackpool at the same time she claimed she had been trafficked
Mr Trengove briefly met Williams at a nightclub while on a night out with his friends in March 2019.
His friend group spent about two hours with the fantasist before going their separate ways, however Williams later claimed that Mr Trengove assaulted her that night.
But in reality the 22-year-old was with police during the time of the alleged assault. He had gone to a friend’s house and was picked up by officers in connection to an unrelated argument by a taxi rank.
Despite having what Mr Trengove described as ‘probably the most solid alibi’, he was arrested in May 2019 after Williams made a second complaint.
He was held on remand for ten weeks in a sex offenders wing, before finally being cleared.
Williams made allegations against several men, claiming to have been the victim of an Asian grooming gang.
But during a three month trial, Preston Crown Court heard she told a pack of lies, and falsified evidence.
Williams had falsely accused multiple people of abusing her, with a jury finding her guilty of eight counts of perverting the course of justice
She created false social media accounts, doctored innocent men’s profiles and even attacked herself with a hammer before posting her injuries on social media.
Her lies resulted in Mohammed Ramzan, a local businessman, being arrested and wrongly accused of leading a gang that who trafficked girls to sex parties across the North of England.
She claimed that Mr Ramzan, 43, had trafficked her to Amsterdam. But the court heard that, at the time she was in the Netherlands, his bank card was being used at a B&Q in Barrow.
Williams also gave police an account of being taken to Blackpool, where she said Mr Ramzan threatened her and she was taken to different addresses and forced to have sex with men.
But police made inquiries, found she had travelled to the seaside resort alone and stayed in a hotel, where she bought a Pot Noodle from a nearby shop and then remained in her room watching YouTube on her phone.
Mr Razman and Williams met one – briefly at a family party, he told the court.
Oliver Gardner, was accused of raping Williams and selling her as a sex worker after a chance encounter at Preston station.
Similarly, Cameron Bibby, was accused of raping Williams when she was 16 after a house party in the town.
Williams was jailed for eight-and-a-half years after being found guilty of eight counts of perverting the course of justice. The judge told Preston Crown Court that she has shown ‘no significant signs of remorse’ and her motive for lying about being a rape victim remains unknown
A protest in Barrow attended by EDL founder Tommy Robinson in the wake of Williams’ false allegations
English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson at another protest
In May 2020, Williams was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice after a police investigation found no evidence of grooming in the Cumbrian town.
Williams posted a shocking image of her badly bruised face and body on Facebook, with a long post describing how she had been ‘abused’ since the age of 12.
The post was shared more than 100,000 and a Justice For Ellie Facebook group was established.
Cumbria police faced accusations of a cover up with protesters gathering outside Barrow police station, chanting ‘shame on you’.
Williams was convicted of eight counts of perverting the course of justice in January and sentenced earlier this week.
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