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Police have formally charged a young woman in connection with the nude photos/blackmail scandal involving Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, according to Assistant Superindent Gregory Alexander of the Police Public Relations Department.
Alexander said 18-year-old Kershel Louis of Cas En Bas, Gros Islet, who was arrested several days ago, was charged yesterday with aiding and abetting blackmail and appeared in a First District Court in Castries today where she was granted bail in the sum of $5,000 cash or suitable surety.
Conditions of her bail include surrending all travel documents, not to apply for any travel documents without the State’s permission, do not come within 100 yards of the complainant, and report to the Gros Islet Police Station on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Louis joins her friend, 18-year-old Curshaby Alexander of Beausejour, Gros Islet, who was also charged with blackmail in the same case.
Curshaby was also granted bail.
The matter is connected to the publication of nude photos on the internet.
Senator Raymond had said at a news conference that he was was the victim of an extortion attempt.
He remains part of the Cabinet despite calls from various political and non-political organisations to resign.