After a lengthy investigation commencing in early 2014 detectives from the Kingston Police Sexual Crimes Unit have charged a former Kingston priest with a number of historic sexual offences dating back to the 1980’s and up to a period in the early 2000’s.
Based on the strength of a Kingston Police arrest warrant 66-year-old Robin Quintin GWYN was originally arrested in his home province of Nova Scotia on September 18th, 2014 and transported to the jurisdiction of Kingston on September 22nd, where he was charged with the offences of Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching.
After GWYN was granted bail detectives had a second victim come forward providing police with reasonable grounds to believe further historic offences had occurred. On November 5th GWYN returned to Kingston where nine counts of Sexual Assault were additionally laid. His bail was further extended by the court and he was placed on numerous conditions, including those intended to protect children and the public from harm, and to reside at a court-approved address out of province.
Detectives believe GWYN was ordained as a priest in 1988 and began serving in the Kingston community at that time. He additionally had chaplaincy duties with the Frontenac-Lennox and Addington County Roman Catholic Separate School Board and had some related work in Brockville.
GYWN left Kingston and attended Carleton Place in September of 2002, and then took a leave of absence from that position in 2004 for personal reasons.
Anyone with information is please asked to contact Detective Melanie Jefferies at 613-549-4660 ext 6185 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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