Frank Prevost removed as SDG warden, but County Council delays making replacement

SDG — Facing charges of child luring and sexual assault, South Glengarry Mayor Frank Prevost is no longer the warden of SDG.

His ouster from that role was approved June 11 when County Council conducted an emergency meeting to determine Prevost’s status with the upper-tier municipal body.

The councillors determined Prevost was no longer eligible to sit as one of their peers, after taking a 6-month unpaid leave of absence from his home township in the wake of the accusations against him. He therefore can’t be warden anymore, either.

Council put off making a decision on Prevost’s replacement as warden for the balance of 2021. Prevost was awarded the position last October after his name was drawn from a hat, following two dead-locked votes around the council table in which North Dundas Mayor Tony Fraser also ran for the job. The warden’s title usually changes hands each year as County Council has no directly elected head.

Police arrested Prevost, 53, June 8 after an online undercover operation conducted by local OPP detachments and the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit. Now released on $2,000 bail, Prevost is charged with three counts of luring a child and one count of sexual assault in connection with a separate investigation allegedly involving an adult victim.

 

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