Sexual assault charge stayed against Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov

Nov 13 2019, 10:30 am

A Special Prosecutor has stayed the sexual assault charge against Port Moody Mayor Robert Vagramov.

Earlier this year, Vagramov was charged in connection with an alleged incident that happened in Coquitlam in 2015.

A special prosecutor was appointed to investigate the case on December 17, 2018, but that was only revealed in March 2019 by the BC Prosecution Service.

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) confirmed with Daily Hive that Special Prosecutor Michael Klein QC has today stayed the proceedings against Robert Vagramov.

“Mr. Klein stayed the charges after being advised by BC Corrections that Mr. Vagramov has successfully completed an Alternative Measures program authorized pursuant to section 717(1) of the Criminal Code,” stated BCPS via email.

Vagramov took a voluntary leave of absence from his mayoral duties on March 29, 2019. He returned to his position as mayor in September but then announced in early October that he would take a second leave of absence, as the investigation was ongoing.

“Accordingly, no further information regarding the details of the agreement will be released by the BCPS or the Special Prosecutor,” said the BCPS.