A Kingston man is facing five charges after he contacted the victim – his ex-girlfriend – to see their child and then refused to leave her home.
According to Kingston Police, the accused man and the victim had been in a relationship from 2014 to 2018. At approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019, the accused man contacted the victim by email, requesting to see their young child. The victim agreed to the visitation, and the accused man then attended her residence in central Kingston.
During the visit, the accused man asked to spend the night at the victim’s home. When she refused, the two began arguing. As the argument escalated, the victim asked the accused man to leave. As the man was leaving, the victim stated that he would not be allowed to return. Enraged by the statement, the accused man ran to the back of the victim’s residence and proceeded to climb through a basement window.
Once back inside the residence, the accused man resumed arguing with the victim, and then licked her face before finally leaving the home for the second time. The domestic dispute did not end there, however, as the accused man then demanded to be let back inside. The victim refused, and the accused man began to kick her door, causing it to partially come off its hinges, and also damaging the door frame.
As he was standing just outside the door, the accused man then indicated that he had the victim’s cellphone – which had been missing from her home since early April. When he produced the phone, the victim recognized it as being hers.
At this point, nearby witnesses intervened and convinced the accused man to leave the area. Police were contacted and, in turn, contacted the accused man, who agreed to attend Kingston Police headquarters to answer to the charges. When he arrived at the station at 1:35 a.m., the accused man was arrested and held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The 30-year-old local man was charged with assault, criminal harassment, forcible entry, theft under $5,000, and mischief under $5,000.
The following is a statement 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