On August 17, 2016, shortly after 1:30 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to domestic dispute in progress at a residence on Timmins Road in the City of Elliot Lake.
An argument ensued between a male and a female and escalated to the female being struck in the face by the male.
As a result, a 21-year-old male, from Elliot Lake, Ontario, was charged with: Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on October 4, 2016.
Victims of abusive relationships are not alone. If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone that is, there are local resources to help you. You can visit Counselling Centre of East Algoma website at www.counsellingeastalgoma.ca or call 705-848-2585. A toll-free call can also be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential.