An 18-year-old college student charged for blackmailing Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, appeared at the First District Court in Castries Friday afternoon.
The student, identified as Curshaby Alexander of Beausejour, Gros Islet, was represented by Attorney Shawn Innocent.
She was charged under section 223, subsection 1 of the criminal code.
Bail was granted in the sum of $10,000.
Alexander is expected to make another court appearance (closed hearing) on February 2, 2017 at the Gros Islet Court.
“Further to that I do not wish to comment on the private parts of public bodies,” says Innocent.
Police officials told St. Lucia News Online that the student was arrested in connection with nude photos circulating on social media.
Raymond, at a news conference today, claimed he was the victim of an extortion attempt.