However, after the videos of the senator were removed the woman threatened to repost if he does not pay her more money. In frustration, the man who has several children, went to the Fraud Squad and told senior officers.
He expressed his deep shame at what he had done and is no longer willing to be subjected to blackmail, as it is taking a heavy toll on him financially.
Newsday understands an official report was made to the Fraud Squad last Friday and a team of officers led by Snr Supt Totaram Dookhie began an official investigation into the report. Other senior officers have been officially informed of the report. According to well placed sources, the Senator who contested and lost a general election, has become depressed over the incident.
He reportedly told police he met the woman through Facebook and she sent him photos of herself saying she found him very “interesting.” The two began video chatting and as the days progressed, the woman expressed an intimate interest in the senator. The two began exchanging erotic conversations, police sources said.
The woman asked the senator to send her video images of himself naked so she could get a “first hand look” of him. The senator complied.
In the video, police sources said, the senator began touching himself as he spoke in a suggestive and obscene manner to the woman.
The woman asked for further nude videos and the Senator complied.
Newsday understands that the woman contacted the Senator recently and threatened to place the videos on You Tube but the Senator thought she was joking. However when the videos were in fact posted, the Senator became traumatised and contacted the woman who began blackmailing him for money. The wire transfers of the cash were made and details of the transfers are in the hands of the Fraud Squad.
A friend of the Senator yesterday told Newsday he is not only traumatised but depressed since he has grown children and is remorseful of his decision to engage in the way he did. Newsday understands the Senator is supposed to meet with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to explain his situation as he (the Senator) is contemplating resigning.
Checks by Newsday yesterday revealed that President’s House has not revoked the Senatorial appointment and attempts by Newsday to get a comment from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, via text messages, proved to be futile. Head of Corporate Communications of the TT Police Service Ellen Lewis has confirmed that who confirmed that an investigation has been launched by the Fraud Squad in this matter.
“I can confirm that a report was made by a Government Senator in which he is alleging being blackmailed and this report is being investigated by the Fraud Squad,” Lewis said. Contacted for comment, the Senator confirmed making a report to police but said he does not wish to say anything further at this time as he is consultation with with several persons including lawyers. He promised a statement later this week.
“I do not know how I got caught up in this thing in the first place because I am a very careful person.
My family is in politics, please be careful what you write because I have children and I know that people would be able to identify who I am shortly. But this is one hurricane coming that I would have to face. I don’t want to prejudice the investigations and as such, I won’t comment any further,” the Senator said.