Kingston Police learned there was both ongoing and a history violence when officers responded to a domestic dispute call in the city’s north end.
The accused man and the female victim, who had been in a relationship for three years, were involved in a domestic dispute at on Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019. That day, at approximately 12:42 p.m., the dispute had escalated and the accused man became verbally abusive, the victim asked the accused man to leave the residence. The accused man then threw a cellphone at the victim, and also struck her in the face.
Responding officers found that the accused man had fled the scene. Their investigation found that, on Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019, the couple had been involved in another domestic dispute that turned physical while travelling back to Kingston from Toronto. During that incident, the accused – who was driving at the time – punched the victim in the side of the head, and then grabbed her by the hair and struck her face off the car dashboard. That incident left the victim with multiple facial injuries.
Later on Wednesday, Apr. 10, the accused man was arrested at Kingston Police Headquarters, where he was later released on conditions with a future court date. The 22-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault and assault with a weapon.
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