Fraser Valley physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

Feb 21 2020, 1:08 pm

A man who was employed as a physiotherapist in Chilliwack has been charged with two counts of sexual assault stemming from incidents alleged to have occurred while he was working.

In a release, RCMP said 38-year-old Sanjay Amrutkar was arrested “without incident” and appeared in court this past week in connection with offences that allegedly took place in August and September of 2019.

He has now been charged with two counts of sexual assault and was released from custody pending a court date next month.

In the meantime, police are asking anyone else who may have been a victim to come forward.

“Our investigators are aware that there may be other victims who have not reported an encounter to police,” said Chilliwack RCMP Const. Jennifer Thomson of Chilliwack RCMP. “To further our investigation we encourage those persons to contact police.”

Thomson said that if anyone has any information that may help further the investigation – or if they know someone who may have been a victim – they are urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611. Those who wish to leave an anonymous tip can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by leaving a tip online.