Rajpal Sharma, formerly a priest at a temple on 123 Street in Surrey, has been charged with sexual assault and is making his first court appearance in Surrey on Dec. 14. The allegations haven’t been proven in court.
Sharma has been a priest in the Lower Mainland for about 20 years, and was forced to leave the temple earlier this year after the president and committee confronted him about allegations of sexual assault. He was also apparently forced to leave two other temples: one in Surrey and one in Abbotsford. He is believed to still be providing religious services out of his Delta home.