Manitoba mayor faces sex crime allega...

Manitoba mayor faces sex crime allegation dating back to 1966

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#1 Sep 28, 2013
The mayor of a Manitoba town is facing a sex crime allegation that dates back almost 50 years.

Ste. Anne Mayor Bernard Vermette, 74, appeared in court in Winnipeg on Friday.

He is accused of indecently assaulting a nine-year-old girl in 1966.

Court documents show an adult woman from the nearby community of Ste. Genevieve, Man., came forward to make a complaint resulting in Vermette’s arrest in July.

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Indecent assault is no longer listed as a crime under the current Criminal Code but it was on the books in 1966.

Vermette made no comment Friday but he has previously said he is innocent of the charges.

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