The Regina Police Service has concluded a Sexual Assault/Kidnapping case, after almost four years, with charges against an Ontario man. The break in the case came out of information shared through a database which stores and compares details of violent offences, committed by known or unknown suspects. In this instance, a positive “hit” led to identification of a viable suspect in Ontario and, eventually, charges in connection with the Regina case.
The original incident came to the attention of police on June 18, 2010, when RCMP in Virden, Manitoba, received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a 22 year-old female had come in to a tourist information centre near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border, saying she was the victim of a sexual assault. Preliminary investigation indicated that the victim had been at a Regina nightclub in the 1000 block of Park Street and left the club at about 2:30 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 2010, presumably to wait for a cab. It’s alleged a male followed her out of the club and offered her a ride home. The male was driving a semi-truck and, once the victim was in the truck, it’s alleged he prevented her from leaving the truck and drove away. Investigation indicates the suspect assaulted and sexually assaulted the victim a number of times over the following hours with the suspect finally allowing the victim to leave the truck near Kirkella, Manitoba, just east of the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border. Because the incident originated in Regina, the Regina Police Service led the investigation. As the result of continued investigation and with the assistance of the O-P-P (Ontario Provincial Police), Regina Police Service members identified a viable suspect in 2013 and were able to gather further evidence to support charges against this individual. Investigators were also able to advise the victim of this development in the case.
Forty-two year-old Colin Jonas KELLY, DOB: 1971-06-22, of Thomasburg, ON, is charged with Kidnapping [279(1)(a) CC] and Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm [272(c) CC]. KELLY will make his first court appearance in these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.