Dwayne Roth stepped away from his role as CEO of business operations with the McKay Métis Group of companies.
On July 22, Fort McKay Métis CEO Eddison Lee-Johnson announced the move occurred the previous week so Roth could attend to a personal legal matter.
“Please be assured that the McKay Métis Group has plans and resources in place to deal with contingencies like staff leave, or change. To that end, our executive has tasked Crystal Young as interim CEO of business operations.”
Roth and the McKay Métis Group added they would not provide further comment.
Alberta RCMP confirmed they charged Roth with two counts of alleged sexual assault.
The RCMP detachment in Lac La Biche started its investigation after receiving a report on Dec. 17, 2018.
On June 14, 2020, police arrested and charged Roth, but released him later the day.
Roth since pleaded not guilty to both counts.
His next scheduled appearance in court is Aug. 10, 2020.