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Prince George (B.C.), Nov 14 (Canadian-Media): According to an announcement by B.C. Prosecution Service, Ed John, 70, a leader of the First Nations Summit and former British Columbia cabinet minister, had been accused of four counts of sexual assault with a female without her consent, dating back to 1974 in Prince George, B.C. media reports said.
Sexual intercourse with a female without her consent is a charge that existed in the 1974 version of the Criminal Code of Canada.
His first appearance is scheduled for Dec. 10 in provincial court in Prince George.
There have been a number of revisions to the code since then, and that charge no longer exists under the current code.
According to the BCPS, special prosecutor Michael Klein was appointed on Feb. 22 by Assistant Deputy Attorney General Peter Juk to look into the allegations and assess whether charges should be laid.