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Surrey massage therapist charged with sexual assault

Gudbjartur (Bodhi) Haraldsson, 50, is accused of sexually assaulting a female client during a treatment, said RCMP.

Handout photo of Gudbjartur "Bodhi" Haraldsson, who has been charged with sexual assault.
Handout photo of Gudbjartur "Bodhi" Haraldsson, who has been charged with sexual assault.

A Surrey massage therapist has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a client while he was treating her, said RCMP.

On Nov. 14, Surrey RCMP received a report from the female client who said she was sexually assaulted by a massage therapist during treatment at a clinic located in the 13700-block 96 Avenue.

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Surrey RCMP’s special victims unit investigated and police arrested Gudbjartur (Bodhi) Haraldsson on Nov. 25.

The 50-year-old was charged with one count of sexual assault.

He has since been released with conditions, including a prohibition on providing any personal or professional therapeutic services including massage therapy to women.

Police also released a photograph of Haraldsson, who goes by Bodhi, as it investigates further. Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP’s special victims unit at 604-599-0502.