A Kingston man was charged with numerous offences on Sunday, May 26, 2019 after threatening to dismember the pregnant victim with a meat cleaver, attempting to strike the victim with a golf club, as well as biting, kicking, and hitting her.
At approximately 2 a.m. that day, the accused man and the female victim were involved in an argument at their downtown Kingston residence. The two had been involved in a relationship for approximately three years. The accused, on this date, while holding a meat cleaver, threatened to dismember the victim. The accused had also attempted to strike the victim with a golf club prior to her fleeing the residence.
Police responded and further investigation revealed that several previous domestic-related assaults had occurred between the accused man and the victim. In April 2017, when the victim was three months pregnant with their child, an argument began over the accused wanting to go out to the bar with her. The victim had indicated that she did not wish to go because she was pregnant, at which point, the enraged man proceeded to hit the victim in the legs with a large pipe.
In March 2019, the accused man and the victim had engaged in another argument at their residence. The accused, while holding a meat cleaver, threatened to mutilate the victim. He then proceeded to kick her in the head several times while she attempted to shield herself and their child from the attack with her hand. The accused then violently bit the vicitm’s hand.
On April 2, 2019, while arguing in their residence, the accused kicked several objects at the victim, striking her in the legs.
On May 24, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the accused man, while arguing with the victim, chased her inside their residence with a cut-off golf club narrowly missing her as he attempted to strike at her. The victim fled the house seeking safety.
The accused was located and arrested at the residence and was transported to police headquarters, where he was held to attend a bail hearing.
The 28-year-old local man was charged with three counts assault, four counts assault with a weapon, three counts uttering threats, two counts forcible confinement, and possess weapon dangerous to public peace.
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
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families