It was a very brief court appearance Thursday morning for Port Moody’s mayor who is accused of sexual assault.
Rob Vagramov, 26, did not attend the hearing at the Port Coquitlam courthouse, and neither did his lawyer, Iain Macdonald. He was instead represented by Karyn Leslie, an articling student.
Leslie and special prosecutor Michael Klein, who was appointed to avoid any possible improper influence, both requested the case be adjourned to May 29 so they could review disclosure documents.
Vagramov is accused of sexual assault in connection with an alleged incident in April 2015, when he was a city councillor. He was elected mayor in October 2018.
He has taken a leave of absence, and has said he will fight the charges in court.