A Kingston man who has harassed his ex-wife over the past three months has been arrested and charged.
The victim first contacted police in September of 2018, reporting that, after two years of separation, her ex-husband had followed her home from work and attempted to communicate with her. At that time, police warned the accused man not to have any further contact with the victim.
Later, on Friday, Nov. 9, the victim was getting a ride home from her co-worker when the accused man drove up behind them. The accused man tailgated their vehicle, and when the co-worker stopped to let the victim out at her residence, the man swerved around them and sped away. Then, on at least two other occasions, the accused man was seen parked in the area of the victim’s home as she was returning from work.
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the new incidents were reported to Kingston Police. The accused man was located the next day as he was driving on Montreal Street. The 45-year-old local man was arrested and is charged with three counts of harassment.
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)
- 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