Kingston Police detectives from the Sexual Crimes and Child Abuse Unit are continuing their investigation into serious injuries inflicted upon a 21-month-old child that have resulted in the mother being charged and arrested.
The female child was first observed by medical staff at Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, October 11. Both Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and Kingston Police became involved with the case. Due to the serious condition of the child she was later airlifted to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for further care. Her injuries are considered to be life-threatening.
Upon their initial investigation detectives formed reasonable grounds to believe the 25-year-old mother of the child, originally from the Brockville area but recently living in Kingston, was responsible for the injuries inflicted on her daughter. In the early morning hours of Thursday, October 15 the woman was arrested by Kingston Police in Ottawa and later transported to police headquarters at 705 Division Street. She will be attending a bail hearing on October 16. She is currently charged with one count of aggravated assault and one global count of assault concerning past historic abuse.
Detectives have obtained a search warrant for an address on Armstrong Road, where forensic identification officers continue to collect evidence.
Anyone with information is please asked to contact Detective Shawn Bough at 613-549-4660 ext. 6161 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be left through the Kingston Police MyPD app that can be downloaded at www.kpf.ca, or via a private message to the Kingston Police Facebook Page.
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