Former Independent Senator Albert Sydney appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged with two sex crimes against a child.
Sydney appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed, where he was charged sexual penetration and indecent assault involving a 17-year-old girl.
He was arrested by officers of the Child Protection Unit on Thursday morning.
Sydney, 43, was represented by attorney Chase Pegus who made an application for bail.
Bail of $100,000 was granted with a surety and Sydney ordered to reappear in court on April 5.
Sydney was a Temporary Independent Senator from February 7, 2012 to October 17, 2012, and again between June 7, 2016, and January 16, 2018.
Sydney was first chosen to serve by the late President George Maxwell Richards, and later on by outgoing President, Anthony Carmona.
Among the bills he debated was the Children Bill 2012, and among the motions he was involved in, was “Deficiencies in the Police Service”.
Sydney was advised to stay away from the victim while the case is pending.