New Brunswick city councillor resigns amid sex charges

Saint John City Councillor Donnie Snook

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A Saint John, NB, city councillor facing sexual assault charges has resigned his council post, according to local media reports.

Donnie Snook sent a letter of resignation to Mayor Mel Norton on Thursday.

"This was a result of a personal matter for Councillor Snook. I thank Councillor Snook for dealing with this matter in a final and timely manner," Norton stated.

Snook, 40, was charged Jan. 9 with two counts of possession of child pornography, one count of making child pornography and two counts of making child pornography available. He's also charged with three counts of sexual interference on a child under 16, which police say involved one victim and occurred between December 2006 and January 2013.

He's scheduled for a bail hearing on Monday.

Local media also reported that Snook is no longer serving as director of the Saint John Inner City Youth Ministry.

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