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Published June 03, 2013, 04:42 PM

Still no comment on Halstad's mayor's recent charges of rape

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- No comment from the city council, on Halstad's mayor's recent charges of rape. Halstad had its first council meeting since Steve Sortland was charged.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- No comment from the city council, on Halstad's mayor's recent charges of rape. Halstad had its first council meeting since Steve Sortland was charged.

Vice mayor Shane Carlson says legal counsel has advised them not to say anything.

Sortland was charged with criminal sexual conduct May 29. He's accused of forcign a woman to have sex.

Carlson says the council can't take any action against Sortland, until the legal process is complete, or he pleads guilty, or is found guilty.

Sortland denies the charges. He has posted bail.

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