Release Date: January 14, 2020

20-1473

 

On December 7, 2019 the male accused was arrested for assaulting the female victim who was his wife of 14 years. The accused was released from custody on multiple court imposed bail conditions. One of these conditions was to refrain from any direct or indirect communications with the victim.

 

The accused had previously installed a Nest video surveillance and home control system inside and outside the matrimonial home. This system could be monitored and controlled remotely from only his cell phone and the victim’s cell phone. Police learned that, since his original arrest, the accused had been monitoring this video surveillance system remotely and had also had been controlling various electronic components inside the house from another location.

 

On January 9, 2020 the accused breached one of his court imposed bail conditions by communicating with the victim by email.  The accused attended Kingston Police headquarters on January 13, 2020 and was subsequently arrested. He was later released on conditions with a future court date.

 

A 45-year-old local man was charged with breach recognizance.

 

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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: