A 50-year-old local man is facing multiple charges after repeatedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend in the Williamsville area.
At approximately 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, the female victim’s ex-boyfriend, the accused, attended outside of her Kingston residence while she was outside and began to verbally harass her. According to a release from Kingston Police, the victim attempted to get away from the accused by entering her residence. The accused followed her inside, without her consent. Police said that the victim asked for the accused to leave immediately at which time he struck her in the head while berating her.
According to the release, the victim attempted to sit on the couch at which time the accused got on top of her, put his hands over her mouth, and began to suffocate her. Reportedly, the victim was unable to breathe and the force of the accused putting pressure on her face cut her mouth. The victim was able to get away from the accused at which time he left her residence, police said.
Police stated that, later that evening, at approximately 8 p.m., the victim received a knock on the door of her residence. Upon opening the door the victim observed the accused who, police said, then entered the residence for a second time while once again harassing her and calling her names. The accused, again, struck the victim in the head and then grabbed a piece of fruit and struck her in the back of the head with it, according to the release. The accused punched the victim in the leg before retreating from the residence when she screamed out and police were called.
Kingston Police responded and, after further investigation, were able to locate the accused at a downtown Kingston residence. At approximately 10:05 p.m. police arrested the accused who attempted to resist attempts by officers to handcuff him, according to the release. Police had also discovered that the accused was on numerous court-imposed conditions to remain away from, and not communicate with the victim.
The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The 50-year-old local man was charged with two counts of assault, assault by choking, assault with a weapon, being unlawfully in a dwelling-house, and four counts of failing to comply with a release order.
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