Saanich Police have arrested a 48-year-old massage therapist after an incident of alleged voyeurism was reported earlier this year.

Police are recommending one charge of voyeurism against Gilles-Philippe Lavoie, a masseur who operated out of his clinic—Tone Massage Therapy—in Saanich.

Lavoie was arrested after an incident was reported to Saanich Police on August 10, 2020.

“This is an extremely disturbing incident that is alleged to have occurred and we have provided support to the victim involved,” said Cst. Markus Anastasiades, in a statement.

“We must appreciate and respect the privacy involved here, so we are not sharing any further details of the incident.”

Police believe this was a single incident. Charges have been sworn in court and officers continue to investigate further.

Lavoie submitted his resignation to the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia on August 28, as a result of the investigation.

According to the resignation notice, he is no longer authorized to practice as a registered massage therapist in British Columbia.

Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every day.