73 Year Old Ottawa Man Charged in Kingston for Historic Sex Assault of 10 Year Old Church Choir Boy 020818

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 102 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on February 7, 2018. Of these, 67 calls occurred in the city central area, 20 in the west end, 4 in the east end, and 4 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 4 domestic calls
  • 2 assault calls
  • 1 sexual assault
  • 3 harassment calls
  • 1 weapons offence call
  • 3 fight/disturbance calls
  • 6 undesirable calls
  • 1 custody dispute calls
  • 2 alarm calls
  • 2 neighbour dispute calls
  • 1 missing person call
  • 1 Mental Health Act call
  • 5 medical assist calls
  • 7 assist citizen calls
  • 4 break and enter calls
  • 5 theft calls
  • 1 shoplifting call
  • 3 mischief calls
  • 1 fraud call
  • 8 motor vehicle collisions
  • 1 parking/vehicle complaint
  • 3 driving complaints
  • 2 traffic concerns
  • 4 suspicious activity calls
  • 1 drug call

There were 7 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 4 men and 3 women, between 16 and 59 years of age, for the following: gross indecency, sexual assault, possession of a controlled substance, assault, utter threats, theft, public intoxication, breach of peace, and breach probation. One person was arrested on warrant.

Residents are encouraged to view the Kingston Police Crime Mapping Tool that can be accessed through the website here. To further community awareness and improve accessibility to calls-for-police-service occurring in the community, Kingston Police has merged Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology with police calls-for-service data for user-friendly public consumption.

Officers Conduct High-Risk Take Down of Man Reported to Have Firearm

Release Date: February 8, 2018


A 20-year-old local man was arrested after police received information he was in possession of a handgun and suspected to be high on drugs.

On February 7, 2018 at approximately 9:20 a.m. police responded to the area of Mack Street and Albert Street and located the accused inside a vehicle. For officer and public safety, a high-risk takedown was performed and the accused was safely removed from the vehicle and arrested.

A firearm was located inside the vehicle which was later determined to be a replica Beretta BB gun. During a search officers found a machete in the accused backpack and a quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine in the vehicle.

The accused was taken to the hospital and once medically cleared he was transported to police headquarters and held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Man Charged After Police Investigate 30-year-old Sexual Assault Incident

Release Date: February 7, 2018


A 73-year-old Ottawa man has been arrested after the Kingston Police Sexual Assault Unit began investigating him for sexual assaults that occurred over 30 years ago.

The investigation began in November 2017 when the victim came forward to report incidents that occurred between 1985 and 1986. During that time the victim was under the age of 10 and had been recruited by the accused to join their Kingston church choir. For approximately one year the victim received private singing lessons from the accused, during which time he was sexually assaulted. In the summer of 1986 the victim attended a choir camp with the accused, during which time the accused exposed himself to the victim and sexually assaulted him.

On February 2, 2018 the accused turned himself in at police headquarters. The accused was arrested and later released on conditions with a future court date.

The accused was charged with gross indecency, and two counts of sexual assault.

Kingston Police want to let victims of sexual assault know that it is their choice to disclose the incident to police. If you have been sexually assaulted or abused and are uncertain what to do, please attend the hospital and see the caring and compassionate staff at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence clinic (SADV). The staff can help you with counselling and coping strategies in addition to providing testing for sexually transmitted diseases and providing access to HIV medication. If you are willing the staff will also complete the sexual assault evidence kit. Evidence can be collected up to twelve days following a sexual assault. Depending on the circumstances it may be possible for DNA evidence to be obtained from clothing after it has been washed. Your confidentiality is guaranteed and police will only be contacted by the hospital if you request it at the time. The SADV clinic will store the contents of the kit for a preliminary period of 6 months which offers a victim time to gather information on the process and decide on how they want to proceed.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to Kingston Police or any of these other valuable support services and resources for victims of sexual or domestic violence in the Kingston area:

  • Kingston Police (613-549-4660) www.kingstonpolice.ca
  • Kingston Interval House http://buff.ly/2lZx0uv
  • Kingston Sexual Assault Centre – Support Services and Programs http://buff.ly/2lZuHaM
  • Resolve Counselling Services Canada http://buff.ly/2mL1FtU
  • KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) http://buff.ly/2lZm3sM. For men http://kfacc.org/do-you-need-help/for-men/
  • Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834) http://buff.ly/2mKSLN7
  • Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington http://buff.ly/2lZrFDw
  • Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family http://buff.ly/2lZrDLU
  • Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory http://buff.ly/2mKOVDw
  • Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres http://buff.ly/2lZoVWU
  • Canadian Centre for Men and Families http://www.menandfamilies.org/

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