Toronto hairdresser accused of sexual abuse

By Deborah Arthurs, CNN • Updated 22nd April 2019

A Toronto hairdresser faces two more counts of sexual interference for sexual offences allegedly committed against a minor in 2015.

Robert Kavesh, 44, was initially charged with sexual interference with a person under 16 in March. Now, police allege the charges were also related to two other girls.

The allegations date from 2011 to 2015.

Before Toronto police picked him up in March, Kavesh worked at Tumble Eye Studio in the city’s Yonge Street strip mall.

Kavesh was allegedly involved in grooming and luring the girl to come to the salon.

The relationship is alleged to have progressed from kissing to a sexual relationship.

Authorities allege the offences took place at the salon, but no further details have been released.

Kavesh has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 22.

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Police said this is not the first time the business has been investigated, and that there may be more victims.

One statement made by the Rev. Gregory Lowry, senior pastor of a Toronto church, indicates that the tattoo shop next door to the hairdresser’s salon may have also been involved in the abuse.

An incident involving two girls took place at that shop, police said, but no further details have been released.

The Toronto police force did not respond to a request for comment on that comment.

Police remind the public that anyone with concerns should call the Child Abuse Prevention Units at 416-808-7721 or the National Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Centre, at 416-696-8322.

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