The Windsor Rural RCMP executed a warrant and arrested Tasha Nicole Farmer, 36, formerly of Avondale, at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 5. She appeared in Windsor provincial court on Jan. 6.
Reading of the charges and the election address was waived. The Crown agreed to Farmer’s release on an undertaking with conditions. Farmer is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 24 for election and plea.
After Farmer failed to show for a scheduled court appearance on Jan. 3, the court granted a public interest warrant for her arrest.
Farmer is charged with inducing a man with threats to expose an extramarital affair with the intent to obtain $2,700. She’s also charged with threatening to publish a defamatory libel - a notice of an extramarital affair - on Facebook, with the intent to extort money from a man. It’s alleged that she also threatened to post signs around the man’s neighbourhood and to “place an article in the Hants County Journal”, now known as the Valley Journal-Advertiser.
As part of her release conditions, Farmer is to remain in Nova Scotia. She’s to notify the Windsor Rural RCMP of any change of address within 24 hours. Farmer is to have no direct or indirect contact or communication with the alleged victim and she is to stay away from his residence. She is also to report by telephone to the Windsor Rural RCMP every Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
It’s alleged that Farmer committed the offences in Windsor between Aug. 29 and Dec. 3, 2016. Charges against her have not been proven in court.