A Kingston man is facing charges after he assaulted both his wife and his daughter during a dispute stemming from how his daughter styled her hair for school.
The incident began on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 when the man and his daughter got into an argument over the way the daughter had done her hair for school. After the daughter had finished out her school day, the argument continued. At approximately 5:50 p.m., while sitting at the family’s kitchen table, the accused man grabbed the victim, his daughter, and pushed her off her seat, causing her to fall to the floor. The victim got up, however, the man pushed her a second time.
At that point, the second victim – the man’s wife of 27 years – stepped in to distract the man’s attention away from their daughter. This enraged the man, who proceeded to strike his wife in the head two times.
Police were called and, at approximately 6:15 p.m., the accused man was arrested for the assaults. He was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The 45-year-old local man is charged with two counts of assault.
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