Clinic business

Man charged with alleged sexual assault at Burnaby skincare clinic gets $70,000 bail refunded

But Farshad Khojsteh Kashani, 47, owner of the FAB Skin Care clinic, again surrendered his passport to the police under the conditions of a new release order.

A skincare clinic operator charged with two alleged sexual assaults at his Burnaby business has surrendered his passport to local police and will no longer be allowed to leave British Columbia without court permission, according to a new order returned on Friday.

Farshad Khojsteh Kashani, the owner of FAB Skin Care at 5481 Kingsway, was released on $70,000 bond on March 17.

The court ordered Burnaby RCMP to surrender his passport the next day in order to travel to Dubai.

But he had to surrender his passport again by March 28, in accordance with the bail order.

Khojsteh Kashani, 47, was back in Vancouver Provincial Court on Friday and received a new $500 release order without bond or deposit.

He had already surrendered his passport, in accordance with that order, and is now prohibited from applying for travel documents or leaving the province without permission from his bail supervisor.

He is also prohibited from performing any laser or ultrasound treatment “relating to vaginal tightening procedures” and being alone with a girl or woman unless she is over 16 and he informed her of the sexual assault charges against him.

This restriction does not apply if the girl is a family member, is accompanied by a responsible adult, or is Khojsteh Kashani in public.

His $70,000 bond has been ordered refunded, according to the Vancouver Provincial Court Registry.

Khojsteh Kashani was charged on March 14 with two counts of sexual assault with a weapon, a “probe”, according to court documents.

Burnaby RCMP say they launched an investigation in 2019 after a person reported they were sexually assaulted while undergoing treatment at FAB Skin Care.

A second alleged victim came forward in 2021, police said.

Minutes after police announced the charges against Khojsteh Kashani, the Fraser Health Authority sent out a press release urging anyone who received High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) vaginal tightening services at FAB Skin Care to Get screened immediately for sexually transmitted infections.

The allegations against Khojsteh Kashani have not been proven in court.

the NOW cannot report information presented at his bail hearings due to a publication ban.

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