Vancouver Police charge cosmetic clinic employee who allegedly photographed, sexually assaulted women


The Vancouver Police have charged a man who allegedly photographed and sexually assaulted women while working at a downtown laser hair removal clinic.

In a statement released earlier today, the Vancouver Police, said they launched an investigation in 2019, after one person came forward and reported being sexually assaulted during laser hair removal appointments at Dermabella Clinic, located near Howe and Smithe streets.

The statement further added that the detectives identified a second victim during the investigation who had allegedly been photographed while naked and receiving treatment at the clinic.

BC Prosecution Service has now approved charges in the two cases, the Vancouver Police said, adding that Ali Aghasardar, 50, has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of voyeurism. The alleged offences occurred between January and October 2019.

Aghasardar has a court-imposed condition not to be alone with any patient or client without another adult present for the duration of any treatment.

Police are requesting that anyone with information they feel could be important for the police to know to contact the VPD Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0601.



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