Investigators are searching for more victims and witnesses after a North Vancouver music instructor has been arrested for sexual misconduct allegations in Coquitlam.
Coquitlam RCMP announced today (August 22) that they are releasing the name of a male suspect, Lamar Victor Alviar, and his photo to urge any potential victims or witnesses to speak with police.
RCMP stated that Alviar has been operating a North Vancouver music-education business called L.A. Music Studio.
His biography on his company website, where is listed as one of eight faculty members, states that he is a mutli-instrumentalist who began teaching at age 16, has received several scholarships and has studied at Capilano University, and has toured internationally to the Philippines, New York , Las Vegas, and across Canada.
Allegations against Alviar include both students and non-students.
Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Michael McLaughlin stated in a news release that “there is reason to believe he has had inappropriate contact with young people around Metro Vancouver”.
Alviar is described as a 22-year-old male with a slim build, dark brown hair, and hazel eyes, and he has an eyebrow piercing. He is 173 centimetres (five-feet, eight-inches) tall and weighs 68 kilograms (150 pounds).
He was arrested but has been released on the conditions of not being alone with anyone who appears to be under the age of 16, and to have no contact or communication with anyone who appears to be under the age of 16, including on the internet or social media.
Anyone who has been or knows of someone who has been a victim of a crime involving Alviar is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 to contact Sex Crimes Unit.
Back in February 2018, Coquitlam piano teacher Dmytro (Dmitri) Kubyshkin had been charged with three counts of sexual assault for incidents that occurred from 1998 to 2005. In May 2019, seven more charges were laid against him.