The newly-elected mayor of Port Moody has been charged with sexual assault.
Robert Vagramov will appear in court on April 25.
The charge is 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 on Thursday by the B.C. Prosecution Service.
Michael Klein has been looking into the claim, and has now approved a single charge of sexual assault.
“The suspect was alleged to be Mr. Robert Vagramov, the current mayor of Port Moody,” the service said.
Vagramov was among the youngest leaders ever elected to serve the suburban city when he joined council five years ago. He was just elected mayor last fall.
The elected official came under firing during his campaign after video surfaced of him shotgunning a beer with a homeless man.