Frank Prevost faces another bail-related charge

The front entrance to the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice on Second Street West in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The former mayor of South Glengarry is facing an additional charge of breaching conditions of his release order as he awaits a trial on child luring and sexual assault charges.

Frank Prevost, 54, was charged on Feb. 16, 2022 with one count of failing to comply with a release order.

He’s accused of “accessing (a) social media website,” SD&G OPP Const. Serge Duguay told Cornwall Newswatch. Prevost’s release order states social media sites are not to be accessed.

The latest charge was heard in virtual court Tuesday, March 1, where a law student with Chugh Law in Cornwall, Dawn Dickenson, appeared as an agent for Prevost’s lawyer Mark Ertel.

The Crown indicated the case is being prosecuted by Ottawa Crown attorney John Ramsay as the local Crown’s office has a conflict with the case.

The matter will be heard again next month.

Prevost was charged last summer with allegedly violating conditions of his release by being at a public park.

Meanwhile, court records show a week and a half has been set aside in March 2023 for a trial.

Prevost was arrested in June 2021 during an OPP online undercover sting. He was charged with three counts of luring a person under the age of 16 and one count of sexual assault in a separate investigation.

He took an unpaid six month leave of absence from council before resigning in December 2021.