Man charged for drugging and sexually assaulting wife, child pornography

( Jan 16, 2018 - Kingston, ON ) 
A 54-year-old local man is facing multiple charges after police learned he drugged and sexually assaulted his wife of over 30 years.

On December 23, 2017 the Kingston Police Sexual Assault Unit received information in regards to the accused sexually assaulting the victim. The investigation revealed that in the late summer of 2017 the victim informed the accused she was going to seek medical attention for unexplained blackouts. The victim them learned from the accused that he had been drugging her in order to have sexual relations. It is believed the assaults occurred on at least three separate occasions.

Police also learned that on other dates during consensual intimacy, the accused recorded the victim without her knowledge. The accused was also found to be in possession of a collection of videos of a sexual nature showing underage females.

On January 15, 2018 the accused was located at his residence. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with sexual assault, administering drugs, secretly recording a person for sexual purposes, and possession of child pornography.

In accordance with laws prohibiting the release of information which might lead to the identification of the victims of sexual crimes, the name of the accused has not been released. 

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: