ST LUCIA: An 18-year-old college student charged for blackmailing Senator

(stlucianewsonline) An 18-year-old college student charged for blackmailing St Lucian Government Senator Dr. Ulbadus Raymond,  appeared at the First District Court in Castries Friday afternoon.

The student 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.

Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond has defended his credibility, after naked photos allegedly belonging to him, were shared on social media.

“There have been attempts to extort monies from me through devious means,” he explained.

Dr. Raymond said no amount of threats will cause him turn away from his values as a family man, declaring “I am not afraid.”

“People will constantly try to besmirch your character and use underhanded tactics to undermine your credibility,” he said.

The United Workers Party minister said he will not give in to political operatives who will use the most “disgusting tactics” in order to malign his name or to scare him into submission.

“I will trust in the Court system and in the almighty God,” he added.

Dr. Raymond said other persons have gone through similar circumstances and they have probably not been able to fight back.

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