Man Charged with Sexual Assault from 1999
Release Date: March 9, 2018
A 51-year-old Hagar man has been charged with sexual assault in relation to an incident that occurred over 17 years ago.
In 1999 the accused was residing in the City of Kingston with his common-law and her sister, the victim. On an evening in the fall of 1999 the accused and his common-law returned home after a night out drinking and going to a concert. When his common-law had fallen asleep, the accused entered the victim’s room. The accused put his hand over her mouth to prevent her for crying out and then sexually assault her.
The incident was reported to police in September 2017 and after an investigation by the Kingston Police Sexual Assault unit a warrant for the accused was issued.
On March 8, 2018 the accused was located on a side road in Sudbury during a traffic stop by OPP. Kingston Detectives attended the North Bay OPP detachment and took custody of the accused.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.
The accused was charged with sexual assault.
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/