(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Although the circumstances of this specific incident are unknown accurately at this present time, and we are not speculating anything, but around this time of the month a number of violence happens towards women when they are holding their Child Tax monies.
35-year-old Colin Desmoulin was arrested by officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service after a woman was assaulted on September 20th, 2019, Child Tax day. This incident is alleged to have happened while Desmoulin was already on a probation order from a previous matter.
Desmoulin is facing the following criminal charges:
- Assault (against a woman).
- Breaching probation order.
He appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning by video link while in police custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service station (A.K.A. “Hotel Balmoral”). His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron, Crown Attorney Derrick “The Hammer” Silvestro and duty counsel lawyer Robert Habjan were working the criminal justice system this morning.
The Crown states that he is not consenting to Desmoulin’s release today, citing secondary ground concerns and requests that Desmoulin be court ordered not to contact his alleged victim while he remains in jail. Secondary ground concerns indicate that the Crown believes that the accused is substantially likely to either become a public safety concern or re-offend should they be released.
Duty counsel lawyer Robert Habjan states that he spoke to Desmoulin already and that Tyler Woods is Desmoulin’s lawyer of choice. He will contact Woods and inform him of the request for his services. Habjan puts forth that a remand until Monday would be required so that a bail plan could be crafted.
Desmoulin is ordered to remain in jail until at least Monday, when he will appear back in court and have another chance at being released.
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