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VESTA Community pilot supports sexual assault survivors in the Kingston area

VESTA Social Innovation Technologies has partnered with Kingston Police Services and with the Sexual Assault Centre Kingston to support survivors of gender-based violence. With the launch of VESTA Community, a web and mobile-enabled anonymous information and reporting platform specifically created to support survivors of gender-based and sexualized violence, the three

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Kingston community speaks out against child psychiatrist charged with historic sex crimes

Dr. Nasreen Roberts, a now retired child and adolescent psychiatrist who practiced within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University, was recently charged by the RCMP with two historical sex crimes. The crimes took place against a minor in Alberta between 1993 and 1994. This event has been a

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Pedophile once disguised as babysitter declared dangerous offender

Disclaimer: Court ruling and possible distressing information  A 62-year old man, Walter Starnaman from Barrie, has been designated a dangerous offender by the Superior Court of Justice. He is convicted for sexual assault on a 10-year-old child, an declared a dangerous offender by Justice Kevin B. Phillips on Thursday, Jan.

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OPP lay charges after sexual assault in Picton

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest after receiving a report of a sexual assault which occurred in the parking lot of a business on Main Street, in Picton, Ontario. Shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 22, 2021, members from the OPP Prince Edward County Detachment responded

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OPP charge Prince Edward County man with sexual assault

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Crime Unit have laid charges in Picton, Ontario following an investigation in connection to sexual offences, according to a release from OPP dated Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. On that same date, OPP arrested an individual after receiving information regarding allegations

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CSC reports inmate death at Millhaven Regional Treatment Centre

According to Correctional Service Canada (CSC), an inmate from the Regional Treatment Centre at Millhaven Institution has died while in their custody of apparent natural causes following an illness. James Rolland, aged 74, died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, CSC said in a press release dated Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.

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OPP lay charges in historical sexual assault incidents

The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged an individual in connection with historical sexual offences. On Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, Leeds OPP responded to a report of an historical sexual assault that occurred in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, according

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OPP name Picton man charged with sexual assault

On Friday Oct. 9, 2020, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment assisted the Prince Edward County Crime Unit in arresting an individual in Picton. As a result of investigation into offences dating back to 2018, John Carter Elsbury, 21 years of age from Picton, was

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Instagram account details alleged sexual offences at Queen’s

A pair of fourth-year Queen’s University students are trying to raise awareness about what they describe as a “pervasive rape culture” among the student body at Queen’s University. In the spirit of the ‘@stolenbysmith’ instagram account, launched in July to share anonymous stories of racism at the Smith School of

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Frontline workers look to City for funding amid high sexual violence case numbers

It’s been three years since Kingston Judge, Justice Allan Letourneau, delayed Chance MacDonald’s sentence so that he could finish his internship at DeLoitte. MacDonald, a former Queen’s University student, sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl at an initiation party for his hockey team. After his sentence was through, completing 88 days

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Amherstview man arrested on Canada-wide warrant for domestic violence, sexual assault

After over two months of investigation, a local man has been arrested on a Canada-wide warrant for domestic violence and sexual assault. The arrest is the result of a joint effort between Kingston Police, the East Region Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad and Sûreté du Québec. According to Kingston

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Kingston man charged with 15 sexual-related offences on female youths

A local man has been arrested and charged after Kingston Police learned of his multiple sexual assaults and offences on two female youth victims. On Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, police learned of the historic offences which occurred from 2016 to 2017. The accused man had been living with the mother

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