A Democratic Alliance (DA) Councillor accused of sexually assaulting a minor will reapply for  another bail next week, in the hope to regaining his freedom back.

The West Coast District Municipality representative was denied bail in the Clanwilliam Magistrate court on Friday.

He’s accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

The DA Councillor will have to find an alternative place to live – as the state wants him to move away from the complainant.

The man stays in the same area as the teenager and there are concerns he could come into contact with her in the small community.

In the meantime, he’s being held in the Vanrhynsdorp Prison until he appears again next week.

He was arrested on Wednesday following an incident which apparently occurred last Sunday.

The details of the alleged attack will be unfolded at the court.