Frank Prevost faces additional charge, accused of violating bail conditions

South Glengarry Mayor Frank Prevost is facing an additional charge of failing to comply with bail conditions. Prevost was arrested after the alleged violation in South Glengarry on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The mayor of South Glengarry has been arrested for allegedly violating terms of his bail conditions as he waits to face charges of child luring and sexual assault.

Frank Prevost, 53, was arrested last week by SD&G OPP and charged with failing to comply with conditions of his release order, an OPP spokesman confirmed to Cornwall Newswatch.

Prevost is accused of “attending a public park or swimming area where persons under the age of 16 years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or a daycare center, school ground, playground or community center,” the charge reads.

Prevost was released on consent Tuesday (July 13) and will make his next court appearance on Tuesday, July 27, court records show. He is still on a $2,000 bail bond.

The most recent release order specifically cites that he may not attend Charlottenburgh Park and is not allowed to be at campgrounds where children under 16 are present, in addition to the standard parks order. Charlottenburgh Park is a private campground and beach, operated by the Raisin Region Conservation Authority.

Details at the bail hearing and the reasons for release given by the judge are protected under a Section 517 publication ban while the identities of complainants and witnesses related to the original child luring and sexual assault charges are also protected by a publication ban under Section 486 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Prevost was arrested in early June as part of an OPP undercover investigation and charged with three counts of child luring and one count of sexual assault.

He is currently on a self-imposed six month leave of absence from his position as mayor of the township.

Prevost is being represented by Mark Ertel, a partner with Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter in Ottawa.