PORT MOODY, B.C. — The BC Prosecution Service says the mayor of Port Moody, B.C., has been charged with sexual assault.
The service says in a statement that Robert Vagramov is alleged to have committed the assault in Coquitlam, B.C., in 2015.
The service says special prosecutor Michael Klein had been appointed in December to investigate the allegation because it was considered in the public interest to do so.
Klein approved the charge and Vagramov is to appear in Port Coquitlam provincial court on April 25.
Vagramov was 28 when he was elected mayor last fall after serving one term on council.
The appointment of a special prosecutor is intended to avoid any potential for real or perceived improper influence in the administration of justice.
The Canadian Press