Local man arrested after multiple domestic assaults

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Kingston Police have arrested and charged a local man after a call regarding a domestic incident led to police uncovering a history of domestic abuse.

The incident that led police to investigate the situation occurred on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. On that date, the accused man and a female victim got into an argument. According to police, the two had been involved in a relationship for approximately two years, and had a six-month-old child together. The argument began after the man became upset with the victim for not tending to their child while she had been in the bathroom. The victim then became frustrated with the man because he rarely took part in caring for their child and would not help out around the house.

During the argument, the accused man had poured himself a beverage. He then became so enraged that he threw the glass onto the floor, causing glass shards to scatter and come within inches of where their child was sitting.

Police responded to reports of the domestic incident, which took place in their north end residence. The ensuing investigation revealed a number of domestic assaults which had occurred over the past four months.

According to Kingston Police, during an argument on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, the accused man pushed the victim into a door of the residence, causing bruising to her arm. During another incident in early November, the accused man pushed the victim into a door at the residence and choked her.

In yet another incident, the accused man became angry with their child who was crying at the time. The man threw the infant onto the bed while yelling obscenities at him.

The accused had also told the victim that he had had thoughts of killing her, but did not specify how in detail.

The accused man was arrested at the residence and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters. He was later released on conditions with a future court date. The 18-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault by choking, and two accounts of assault.

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:

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4 thoughts on “Local man arrested after multiple domestic assaults

  • December 16, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    can u not add a ‘child abuse’ on him for throwing their infant on the bed? so he will have to have monitored visits? i feel it was the bed this time, but what will i be next time? isent it the law to protect children

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    • December 17, 2019 at 9:26 am
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      The charges may be preliminary, and it is also possible that there is insufficient evidence, if that particular incident happened months ago.

      The biggest problem is, in a case of he-said-she-said, they are very difficult to prove with no physical evidence, whereas with assaults and choking there can easily be bruising. Therefore, since the child is an infant and unable to testify, if there is no physical evidence, they cannot charge. That being said, there is PLENTY of circumstantial evidence to have a permanent restraining order.

      This is why if you observe a pattern of abuse, it is important to start recording EVERYTHING, before going to the police. It is very difficult to get a conviction on statements alone, and for good reason.

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  • December 17, 2019 at 8:59 am
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    Abuse will never end until the penalties for these crimes are punishable by more than a slap on the wrist or probation. Most abuse isn’t reported because your abuser will be back on the streets in 24-48 hrs. The fear and risk then becomes worse 100 times worse. I know this from experience.

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  • December 18, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    Have mercy on this IDIOT. He abuses women and Children. Forget it, don’t have mercy on this guy, and I hope his name gets out to the public.

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