Vancouver patients allegedly sexually assaulted, pictured during laser hair removal


Charges have been laid against an employee of a cosmetic clinic in downtown Vancouver after he allegedly took photos of and sexually assaulted patients at the clinic.

Vancouver police say they began their investigation in 2019 when a person came forward and said he was sexually assaulted during a laser hair removal appointment at the Dermabella Clinic at Howe and Smithe streets.

During the investigation, police identified a second victim who said she was photographed naked and receiving treatment at the clinic.

The British Columbia Prosecution Service has charged Ali Aghasardar, 50, with one count of sexual assault and one count of voyeurism. The alleged incidents occurred between January and October 2019.

Aghasardar has not been found guilty of a crime, but for now the court has prohibited him from being alone with a patient or client without another adult present during any treatment.

Dermabella offers several services, including laser hair removal, acupuncture, facials, microneedling, and thread lift. Daily Hive has contacted the clinic for comment, but has not yet received a response.

Police are asking anyone with information that could be material to the case to contact the VPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0601.

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