After issuing a warning earlier this summer about a North Vancouver music teacher at the centre of a series of allegations of sexual misconduct involving underage girls in Coquitlam, RCMP announced on Monday that the 22-year-old is now facing multiple charges in connection with the investigation.
According to RCMP, the original allegations against Lamar Victor Alviar were reported to have happened in Coquitlam.
“The allegations involving Alviar include both students and non-students,” said police back in August. “Police believe there is a strong likelihood that there are victims and witnesses who have not yet spoken to police.”
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Now, as a result of that release in August, police said additional witnesses have come forward.
Alviar has now been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
- One count of possession of child pornography;
- One count of communicating with a minor to facilitate a sexual offence;
- Three counts of sexual touching of a minor;
- Three counts of sexual assault.
His first scheduled court appearance is Monday, October 7, in Port Coquitlam.
Police said prior to this case, Alviar “had no significant police history.”
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.
In light of this investigation and its latest developments, police are reminding anyone who has witnessed – or been the victim of – a sexual assault to contact their local police.