A local man who attempted to get his female victim in domestic violence related charges to change her testimony is now facing three charges.
According to Kingston Police, the accused man began sending the victim messages on multiple social media platforms between June and September of 2018. The man sent these messages despite his court ordered conditions not to contact the victim as the result of previous domestic violence related charges.
The messages were brought to the attention of Kingston Police, who said they observed messages where the accused man made several attempts to deny the previous domestic incidents. The messages also included those trying to convince the victim to change her testimony, as well as to delete the social media conversation(s).
Kingston Police contacted the accused man on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, and the man subsequently turned himself in at Kingston Police Headquarters. The 38-year-old Kingston man was charged with obstructing justice, breach of recognizance, and breach of probation.
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)
- 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