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Special prosecutor appointed in Burns Lake mayor sex assault case

Special prosecutor appointed in Burns Lake mayor sex assault case”

A special prosecutor has been hired to oversee the trial of a former Burns Lake mayor facing numerous sex assault related charges.

Strimbold, 28, was arrested February 3 and faces charges of 24 offences related to sex assault, sexual touching with a person under 16, sexual interference and sexual exploitation.

The Vancouver-based lawyer will conduct an independent assessment of the charges against Strimbold, provide a report to the assistance deputy attorney general and determine if a prosecution is warranted.

None of the allegations against Strimbold have been tested in court.

On Wednesday, the B.C. Prosecution Service announced Leonard Doust QC was appointed special prosecutor in the case.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the Burns Lake RCMP non-emergency number at 250-692-7171 or Crime Stoppers.

Strimbold was arrested on February 3 and was released on conditions.

Strimbold was elected mayor of Burns Lake in 2011 at the age of 21, making him the youngest mayor to ever be elected in B.C.

But after resigning from his municipal role, he soon became a member of the BC Liberal Party and its membership chair on the party's provincial executive.

He led the community through a deadly explosion at a sawmill in 2012 that killed two men and injured 19 others. A year later, BCBusiness magazine named Strimbold one of the Top 30 leaders under the age of 30, recognizing his efforts to successfully rebuild the local economy.



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