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A senior police officer who was recently arrested has been officially charged with rape.
The officer was charged over the weekend, Crime Chief Milton Desir told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Tuesday.
Desir said in addition to being charged with rape, the police officer was also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Perverting the course of justice is a crime involving one of a number of actions which are designed to interfere with the administration of justice.
Due to the sensitive nature of the case, the name of the police officer cannot be disclosed.
Reports are that the officer allegedly raped a woman in the south of the island on June 7, 2016.
The officer is claiming that he had consensual sex with the said woman.
It has been reported that the two had a relationship prior to the allegation.