Man Charged with Historical Sexual and Physical Assaults on Ex
Release Date: February 12, 2018
A 37-year-old local man has been arrested after the Kingston Police Sexual Assault Unit received information of previously unreported sexual and physical assaults dating back to 2013.
In February 2017 the victim ended her relationship with the accused due to threats. One year later police learned of sexual and physical assaults that occurred during their relationship and launched an investigation.
In January 2017 when the victim had been feeling ill and laid down to take a nap, the accused came into the bedroom and sexually assaulted her. In May 2016 the accused returned home at 5:00 a.m. after a night of drinking and during an argument the accused attacked the victim, tackling her to the ground and punching her in the head several times. In 2013 the accused became angry with the victim for not giving him money to drive out of town to a party while she stayed home to watch their child. The accused threw an object at the victim which struck her in the eye, causing injury.
On February 9, 2018 the accused was arrested at police headquarters. The accused was held to attend a bail hearing.
The accused was charged with sexual assault, assault, and assault with a weapon.
Kingston Police want to let victims of sexual assault know that it is their choice to disclose the incident to police. If you have been sexually assaulted or abused and are uncertain what to do, please attend the hospital and see the caring and compassionate staff at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence clinic (SADV). The staff can help you with counselling and coping strategies in addition to providing testing for sexually transmitted diseases and providing access to HIV medication. If you are willing the staff will also complete the sexual assault evidence kit. Evidence can be collected up to twelve days following a sexual assault. Depending on the circumstances it may be possible for DNA evidence to be obtained from clothing after it has been washed. Your confidentiality is guaranteed and police will only be contacted by the hospital if you request it at the time. The SADV clinic will store the contents of the kit for a preliminary period of 6 months which offers a victim time to gather information on the process and decide on how they want to proceed. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Kingston Police or any of these other valuable support services and resources for victims of sexual or domestic violence in the Kingston area:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660) www.kingstonpolice.ca
- Kingston Interval House http://buff.ly/2lZx0uv
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre – Support Services and Programs http://buff.ly/2lZuHaM
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada http://buff.ly/2mL1FtU
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) http://buff.ly/2lZm3sM. For men http://kfacc.org/do-you-need-help/for-men/
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834) http://buff.ly/2mKSLN7
- Addiction & Mental Health Services - Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington http://buff.ly/2lZrFDw
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family http://buff.ly/2lZrDLU
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory http://buff.ly/2mKOVDw
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres http://buff.ly/2lZoVWU
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families http://www.menandfamilies.org/