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.
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.