Coun. Russ Wyatt: From first report of alleged sexual assault to stayed charge

Longtime Winnipeg city councillor Russ Wyatt (Transcona) was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with what police called a "serious sexual assault."

Transcona councillor was accused in 2018 of assaulting woman known to him; Crown stayed charge in June 2019

Coun. Russ Wyatt was charged with sexual assault in July 2018. On June 5, 2019, the Crown stayed the charge. (Jeff Stapleton/CBC)

Crown prosecutors have dropped a sexual assault charged against former Winnipeg city councillor Russ Wyatt, who represented Transcona from 2002 to 2018.

Provincial court documents indicate the Crown stayed the charge on June 5, 2019.

Wyatt was first arrested July 10, 2018, in connection with what police called a "serious sexual assault."

The alleged incident was first reported Jan. 14, 2018.

In the following months the councillor of 16 years made headlines several times, including for a months-long absence from city hall after entering addictions treatment in January.

Wyatt has always maintained his innocence.

Review the timeline of events, from the initial report of the alleged incident to police to the stay of charges:


With files from Bryce Hoye, Bartley Kives and Ian Froese