A 31-year-old local individual is facing multiple charges after Kingston Police learned of multiple incidents of intimate partner violence perpetrated over a span of approximately eight months.
According to a release from Kingston Police, the victim and the accused had been in a relationship since 2015 and had recently separated. On one occasion in early 2023, the two had argued at a downtown business. This argument reportedly escalated and the accused proceeded to assault the victim before deliberately dumping an alcoholic beverage on them.
During the month of October 2023, the two argued again, police shared, which resulted in the accused pushing the victim and spitting on their face. In mid-November, during a separate verbal altercation between the two parties, the accused threatened to cause bodily harm to the victim. The accused reportedly further indicated that they would destroy the victim’s residence.
Earlier this week, on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, police were alerted to these incidents, according to the release.
“Police attended the residence of the accused, located in Kingston’s north end. Police located the accused at their residence and, at approximately 5:00 p.m., placed them under arrest,” Kingston Police stated, noting that the accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The individual, from the Kingston area, was charged with:
- two counts of assault
- uttering threats to cause bodily harm
- uttering threats to cause property damage
At their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, Kingston City Council officially declared intimate partner violence an epidemic.
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
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families