A local man is facing three charges after a series of domestic incidents were brought to the attention of Kingston Police.
According to police, the issues began in January of this year when the accused man and female victim were in a domestic dispute at their downtown Kingston residence. The couple had been involved in a relationship since April of 2018. During that dispute, the accused man punched the victim in the face, resulting in a swollen black eye.
Then, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, police became aware of ongoing harassment by the accused man after the victim had ended the relationship earlier in the month. The harassment took the form of numerous calls and text messages from the accused, and, although the victim would attempt to block the accused from contacting her, he used a variety of text and calling apps to attempt to conceal his phone number. Police proceeded to caution the accused man to refrain from any further harassing communications with the victims, according to Kingston Police.
Nearly a month later, on Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019, police learned that the accused man was continuing to harass the victim, despite having been cautioned not to. Further investigation found that the accused man had also made threats to harm the victim.
Police located the accused man on Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 at approximately 1:59 a.m. The 50-year-old local man was arrested and charged with assault, criminal harassment, and uttering threats to cause bodily harm.
The following is a message from Kingston Police:
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:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) and KFACC for men
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres