Former social worker Cameron Sinclair was charged with sexual assault in Dawson City on Wednesday.
The charge stems from an incident alleged to have happened in July 2005, when Sinclair was still employed as a social worker in the town.
He was employed by the Yukon Social Services department in Dawson from November 2002 until March 2006.
Department spokesperson Marcelle Dube could not say why he’d left the position.
“Those are personnel issues,” she said.
The alleged assault was reported to police in November 2005 and now, more than 14 months later, a charge has been laid.
Police are not releasing the victim’s name, sex or age, citing privacy reasons.
They will only say the victim is an adult.
Under the Canadian Criminal Code sexual assault is broadly defined. It can mean anything from sexual touching to rape.
Sinclair was released from custody without appearing in court. He is scheduled for a first appearance in Dawson City court on April 24.
Sinclair ran for Dawson’s town council in June. (LC)