Mayor who faces sex assault charge has returned to duties in Port Moody, B.C.

British Columbia’s prosecution service said the sexual assault charge against Vagramov is still before the court and the special prosecutor indicated in June that the Crown would proceed summarily on the matter. The next court appearance in the case is scheduled for Thursday.

When it announced the charge in March, the prosecution service said the mayor was alleged to have committed an assault in Coquitlam in 2015.

Vagramov has denied the allegation.

In June, he stopped collecting a salary during his leave of absence after some residents criticized him for continuing to accept a paycheque.

He told reporters Monday he has learned first-hand how slowly the wheels of the justice system proceed, which may be frustrating at times but is ultimately a good thing.

“Now admittedly, this matter is and has been an absolute nightmare for myself, my partner and my family. At the same time,

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