A local woman has been arrested and charged after she assaulted her boyfriend and then provided false statements to police accusing her boyfriend of perpetrating the assault.
The chain of events began just after midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The accused woman and the male victim, her boyfriend, were socializing with friends at a north-end residence. According to police, the two had been involved in a relationship for approximately seven months.
The pair started arguing after the victim confronted the woman about being on her phone excessively while the group of friends were talking with each other. The confrontation infuriated the woman, who became belligerent with the victim and began to strike him in the head while they were sitting at the kitchen table together. The accused woman then threw her coffee at the victim as he left the room, attempting to defuse the conflict.
Instead, the woman followed the victim into the living room and slapped him across the face. The victim tried to walk away from the conflict again, however, the woman followed him and continued to hit him. The victim restrained the accused woman in an attempt to stop the assault, and their friends intervened, separating the two. The woman was then asked to leave the residence, which she did.
Later that day at approximately 2:30 p.m., the accused woman attended Kingston Police Headquarters where she reported that she had been assaulted by the victim earlier that morning while at their friends’ house.
“The accused provided a sworn video statement affirming she was telling the truth and not leading police into a false investigation,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
However, that was not the case, police discovered.
“Further investigation by police revealed that the accused had committed perjury and that the victim had only been acting in self-defense after she had repeatedly attacked him,” police said.
On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, the accused woman again attended Kingston Police Headquarters, only this time, she was arrested and held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The 25-year-old local woman was charged with assault, committing perjury, and breach of probation.
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