Threatening messages on Christmas Day lead to arrest
A man from Brampton, Ont. has been arrested and charged after his harassing of his former domestic partner came to head on Christmas Day.
At approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, Kingston Police responded to a local residence after receiving reports of on-going harassment. The victim told officers she had been in an abusive relationship with the man accused of harassing her while she was living in Mississauga, Ont. The victim ended the relationship with the accused man, but prior to moving out, the man threatened to kill her. Then, on the morning the victim was leaving, the accused spit on her and threatened to kill her for the second time. The victim moved from Mississauga to Kingston in August of this year, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
In recent weeks, the accused man began harassing the victim through phone calls, social media, and by contacting her family, police said. Then, on Christmas Day, the accused man, who still lives in Mississauga, sent a demeaning and threatening message to the victim. Realizing the abuse was not going to stop, the victim contacted police.
The following day, the accused man was arrested at the border in Prescott, Ont. by Canada Border Services officers. Kingston Police attended and took custody of the accused man. The 27-year-old Brampton man was charged with assault, two counts of uttering threats to cause death, harassment by repeated communication, publishing intimate images without consent, and breach of recognizance.
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
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families