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Former Little Shuswap Indian Band chief charged with sexual assault

A former Secwepemc First Nations chief is expected to return to court next month on a charge alleging he committed sexual assault earlier this year.
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Felix Arnouse is seen in this 2008 KTW photo opening the Central Interior Trades and Apprenticeship Centre as chief of the Little Shuswap Indian Band.

A former Secwepemc First Nations chief is expected to return to court next month on a charge alleging he committed sexual assault earlier this year.

Felix Arnouse, formerly chief of the Little Shuswap Indian Band, is facing one count of sexual assault.

The name of the complainant is bound by a court-ordered ban on publication, but court documents allege the incident took place on Aug. 26 in Chase.

Arnouse, 72, was chief for more than 25 years, with his position leading the band ending in 2014.

He is expected to return to court on Nov. 1.

He is not in custody.