Jennine Porter pleads guilty in Carbonear date-jacking case
The woman accused of luring a man to a secluded spot in Carbonear where he was subsequently robbed entered a guilty plea in court last Wednesday.
Jennine Porter, 31, entered the plea through her lawyer on a single-count charge of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence of robbery.
The Crown agreed to conditionally withdraw four other charges — extortion, robbery, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
A pre-sentencing report on Porter, who had a listed address in Carbonear at the time of her arrest, will be prepared in advance of her sentencing hearing set for June 21 at 1:30 p.m.
She is currently in custody at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s.
Police alleged Porter and a man from Winterton arranged to meet up during an online chat. After she was picked up in his vehicle, they allegedly parked on a road off O’Driscoll’s Lane in Carbonear.
There, three men reportedly robbed him before fleeing. When Trinity-Conception RCMP first responded to the incident, Porter was treated as a fellow victim.
A subsequent police investigation resulted in the arrest of Porter and three others — Troy Dobbin, Adam Stagg and a youth who cannot be identified. Dobbin and Stagg both pleaded not guilty.
The latter’s three-day trial begins April 17, while Dobbin’s won’t get underway until Dec. 5. Jennine Porter at Harbour Grace Provincial Court in September of 2016.