SDG Warden and South Glengarry Mayor Frank Prevost has been charged with child luring following an online undercover police operation.
The 53-year-old has also been charged with sexual assault.
The charges were laid following an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (CSEU), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry OPP, Grenville OPP along with OPP Digital Forensics investigators.
Mr. Prevost faces three charges of luring a child.
As a result of a separate investigation involving an adult victim, the accused has also been charged with one count of sexual assault.
The accused was held for a video bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.
The United Counties and South Glengarry issued the following statement: "No comment will be made at this time as this is a legal matter before the courts. SDG and Township councils will be reviewing the matter shortly to determine appropriate next steps.”