Winnipeg police charge chief of Lake St. Martin First Nation with sexual assault (

WINNIPEG- A First Nations chief in Manitoba is facing charges in the alleged sexual assault of a child. Winnipeg police say Christopher Traverse was charged in February with sexual assault, sexual interference and child pornography. Traverse is chief of Lake St. Martin First Nation, which is in the Interlake region about 270 kilometres north of Winnipeg. Court records say the alleged offences happened on Dec. 29 and that Traverse was released on bail. Police say the case involves an elementary-school-age child. Traverse did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Canadian Press but told CBC he is innocent and would not be resigning. He is set to appear in provincial court July 3. The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council, which consists of seven First Nations including Lake St….

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