Former Chuck’s Burger Bar employee facing four more charges of sexual assault

He now faces a total of 10 charges. Eight of which are for sexual assault, two are for assault with a weapon.

Additional charges have been laid on a former employee of Chuck’s Burger Bar, who is now facing eight charges of sexual assault in B.C.

Jesse Chiavaroli, a former employee of the now-closed Chuck’s Burger Bar, is facing five new charges that were sworn on March 31 by the Victoria Police Department. Four of the new charges are for sexual assault, and the fifth is for assault with a weapon.

He was previously arrested in Burnaby in 2021, in relation to six counts of sexual assault that had taken place in Ontario. He was escorted back to Hamilton for a bail hearing scheduled for June 15, 2021.

The following year on Dec. 10, 2022, detectives from VicPD’s Special Victims Unit arrested Chiavaroli in the Lower Mainland and charged him with four counts of sexual assault and one count of assault with a weapon.

He now faces a total of 10 charges. Eight of which are for sexual assault, two are for assault with a weapon.

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Chiavaroli, a former resident of Niagara and Hamilton, worked in the restaurant and bar industry in downtown St. Catharines and Niagara Falls between 2009 and 2015 and in Hamilton between 2015 and 2018.

Following that period, he ended up on the Island and found work at Chuck’s Burger Bar in Victoria — a sister restaurant to the defunct one that once existed on Locke Street in Hamilton.

In 2021, at least a dozen women posted on the Survivor Stories Project site accusing Chiavaroli, then an employee of Chuck’s Burger Bar in Victoria, of sexually assaulting them.

The women alleged the employee over-served them alcohol, drugged their drinks, and sexually assaulted them.

The issue came to a head after Chiavaroli denied the accusations but was terminated from his employment at the restaurant, and a subsequent protest was held outside of the business on Yates.

Shortly after, the restaurant closed for good.

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CHEK News has reached out to the Hamilton Police for an update.

With files from CHEK’s Kori Sidaway, Graham Cox


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