Victim Drugged and Sexually Assaulted by Ex-Boyfriend
Release Date: April 13, 2018
A 35-year-old local man has been charged after he invited the victim to his residence and then drugged and sexually assaulted her.
On March 13, 2018 the victim was visiting with her ex-boyfriend, the accused, at his west end residence. The accused gave the victim a glass of wine and at some point she began feeling disoriented and started blacking out and coming to. While in this state the victim was sexually assaulted by the accused. The following morning the victim attended the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Clinic (SADV) at Kingston General Hospital.
On March 23, 2018 a toxicology report confirmed the victim had been drugged with GHB (Gama-Hydroxybutyrate). Kingston Police Sexual Assault Unit began an investigation and formed grounds to arrest the accused.
On April 12, 2018 the accused turned himself in at police headquarters. The accused was arrested and later released on conditions with a future court date.
The accused was charged with administer noxious chemical and 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.
The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660) www.kingstonpolice.ca
- Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/services/online/path-of-strength-app/
- Kingston Interval House http://kingstonintervalhouse.com/
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre – http://sackingston.com/
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada https://resolvecounselling.org/
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) http://kfacc.org/. For men http://kfacc.org/do-you-need-help/for-men/
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834) http://victimservicesontario.ca/
- Addiction & Mental Health Services - Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington https://www.amhs-kfla.ca/
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/violence.php
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory http://services.findhelp.ca/ovss/
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres https://www.sadvtreatmentcentres.ca/
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families http://www.menandfamilies.org/