Release Date: September 9, 2019

19-33624

 

On September 7, 2019 at approximately 8:30 p.m. police learned that the male accused had been harassing the female victim for over a week. The accused and the victim had previously been involved in a relationship for six years however they had been separated since June 18.

 

Police learned that the accused had been contacting the victim repeatedly with unwanted communications since August 27. The accused refused to cease communications with the victim and the harassment continued until September 3. On this date the accused attended the victim’s apartment at approximately 7:30 a.m. and an argument ensued between the two of them. The victim attempted to leave the apartment at which time the accused placed his hands around her neck and pushed her against the wall. The victim was able to break free from the accused and fled from the apartment.

 

On September 7, at approximately 11:50 p.m., after another argument was witnessed between the two, police were able to locate and arrest the accused at a park in downtown Kingston.

 

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.

 

A 22-year-old local man was charged with assault and criminal harassment.

 

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No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence: