12/03/2014 02:38 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 05:59 EST

Luck Mervil charged with sexual assault of a minor

Quebec musician Luck Mervil, 47, has been charged with the sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a minor.

The crime allegedly took place in 1996, over a period of six months.

Luck Mervil, born Lucknerson Mervil, was 29 years old at the time of the alleged crimes. He did not appear in court today for his arraignment. He was instead represented by a lawyer.

He faces one count of sexual exploitation on an adolescent and one count of sexual assault between January 1, 1996 and June 30, 1996.

Mervil will appear in court again on February 23.