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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Allegations are that in September of 2017 a woman was in a park located near Ambrose Street and was with a male known to her only as “Kyle”, she did not know his surname. The two headed to a nearby home where they were waiting for a cab out to Fort William First Nation.
The woman waited outside while Kyle went inside to a main floor bathroom which is a shared bathroom amongst tenants in the apartment. At this point, Kyle approached the woman and pulled her into the bathroom. He then made a demand for the woman to get on the floor. She did not respond as she was afraid of him.
At this point the man took his pants off and then took her pants off and pushed her down on the bathroom floor. He laid on top of her and then inserted his penis into her vagina as they laid on the bathroom floor. Another woman in the building opened the bathroom door and witnessed the incident. She closed the door immediately as she was not aware that a rape was in progress. After he finished, he stood up, put his pants back on, wiped the floor with some toilet paper, flushed the toilet paper down the toilet and then fled the scene on foot.
Last night, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service located 33-year-old Kyle Ferguson Watson at a home on Ogden Street. While he was in police custody at the Balmoral police station, allegations are that he was kicking tiles in his cell and damaged them. He was held in police custody pending a court appearance.
He appeared in a Thunder Bay courthouse courtroom this morning via video link from the TBPS station. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and Michael Blanco, a law student here on behalf of the sharp and talented David Pierce.
Watson is facing the following criminal charges:
- Sexual assault.
- Mischief causing damage under $5000.
His criminal record appears concerning. Below is what we have:
- Assault (2009).
- Theft under (2009).
- Obstruct police (2009).
- Breaching bail conditions x2 (2009).
- Robbery (2010).
- Breaching bail conditions x2 (2012).
- Theft under 5000 (2012).
- Breaching probation (2012).
- Breaching probation (2013).
- Breaching bail conditions (2013).
His criminal record carries on up until the month of the alleged rape incident, which is September 2017.
Publication bans start being ordered limiting what we can publish. Watson is granted release from jail on a $2000 non-deposit, no-surety recognizance of bail under the following conditions:
- Reside at a home in the 300 block of Dease Street.
- Do not contact two people.
- Not to attend within 50 meters of anywhere those two people might be.
- Report weekly to the Thunder Bay Police Service.
- Not to possess any weapons.
Watson is ordered released from police custody and is ordered to return to court on January 3rd, 2019 to begin answering to the charges.