RCMP have issued a warning about a North Vancouver music teacher at the centre of a series of allegations of sexual misconduct involving underage girls in Coquitlam.
Lamar Victor Alviar, 22, has been teaching music out of a North Vancouver business called LA Music Studio, and authorities believe he had inappropriate contact with young people in Metro Vancouver, according to Cpl. Michael McLaughlin.
“The allegations involving Alviar include both students and non-students. Police believe there is a strong likelihood that there are victims and witnesses who have not yet spoken to police,” McLaughin said in a statement.
A description of Alviar on the music studio’s faculty page describes him as a former Capilano University student who has received multiple scholarships, including one to Berkeley.
Alviar “is a well-developed session musician around the lower mainland and has toured internationally to the Philippines, New York, Las Vegas, and across Canada,” it reads.
Coquitlam RCMP released the suspect’s name and photo in order to further its investigation, and in hopes that any potential victims and witnesses will contact Mounties.
Alviar is described as having dark brown hair with hazel eyes, an eyebrow piercing, 5’8 tall, 150 pounds with a slim build.
He was arrested but released on conditions including not being alone with anyone who reasonably appears to be under the age of 16, and no communication with anyone who appears under 16 years old, including on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Sex Crimes Unit (file #2019-24019).