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B.C. man charged with sexual assault allegedly held home therapy sessions for teens he met through church

News Summed Up 2020-07-14 05:30:00

Raymond Howard Gaglardi, 75, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation involving three teenage boys and one young man. According to police, Gaglardi offered therapy sessions to young people that he met primarily through their parents at church and also went by the name "Doctor Ray Gaglardi." Coquitlam RCMP say Gaglardi has been associated with multiple churches in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, including Hillside Community Church, Austin Avenue Chapel and Evergreen Evangelical. Coquitlam RCMP describe Gaglardi as Caucasian with a slim build and grey hair that he may have dyed brown. Anyone with information about allegations surrounding Gaglardi should call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask to speak to the Sex Crimes Unit (file #2019-38332).