Assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault and more

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(KENORA, ON) – A male was arrested for allegedly violating his bail condition which prohibited him from leaving his residence between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am on November 28th.

45-year-old Berenson King appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning via telephone from the Kenora detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

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King’s new charge is:

  • Breaching bail conditions (curfew)

His existing charges, which are scheduled to go to trial on December 12th, 2018 are:

  • Sexual assault
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Assault
  • Uttering Threats
  • Failure to comply with probation
  • Breaching bail conditions

The Crown is not consenting to King’s release and states that by virtue of the allegation of him breaching his bail condition, that it is a β€œreverse-onus” situation. A β€œreverse-onus” situation is when the accused has to show the court why they should be released.

Secondary ground concerns are what the Crown states she is mainly concerned with. She tells the courts that King has an extensive criminal record with numerous breaches of court orders.

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Secondary ground concerns indicate that the Crown believes the accused may re-offend, become a public safety concern, interfere with the administration of justice, or any combination of the three should the accused be released.

King is also alleged to have been non-compliant with both the bail program and the after bail residential care program.

Duty counsel spoke with King, and requests a remand to Monday, in a Kenora courtroom.

Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron orders King to remain in jail until at least his Monday appearance in Kenora.

Anyone with King’s photo, is urged to email it in toΒ tips@trcctb.com

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