An investigation opened in early September by the Kingston Police Sexual Assault and Child Abuse unit led to the arrest of a local 18-year-old.
The investigation of the accused man began on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, and focused on his involvement with a 13-year-old female victim. The investigation found that the accused man was involved with the victim between July and October of 2018, during which time he committed sexual interference (touching a person under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose) and sexual assault.
During the investigation, another young female came forward and a second investigation was launched. That investigation found that the accused man was involved with the second female victim, who was also 13 years old, between March and August of 2018. In March, the accused was 17 years old, at which time he committed sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault. After turning 18, the accused continued his behaviour towards the victim and committed two incidents of administering a noxious substance, and sexual assault. Administering a noxious substance means giving the victim drugs or chemicals that cause an adverse reaction. According to Const. Cameron Mack, media relations officer for Kingston Police, the accused gave the victim a suspected tablet of acid during one of the instances. Mack could not say what was given to the victim during the other instance.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, the accused was arrested at his residence. He is charged with assault, three counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, and two counts of administering a noxious substance.