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Correctional employee faces charge in historic Millhaven assault investigation

OPP have charged a 47-year-old Kingston man after learning of an alleged assault of an inmate back in 2012 at Millhaven Institution. Global News

The OPP’s penitentiary squad has charged a Kingston man in relation to an assault that took place almost a decade ago at Millhaven Institution.

Tuesday, police said they had charged a 47-year-old unidentified Kingston man with assault with a weapon in connection with an historical incident at the prison.

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Police say the investigation into an inmate being assaulted began in May of this year. The incident dates back to November 2012.

OPP would not say if the person charged was an inmate or a Correctional Services Canada (CSC) employee, referring Global News to CSC for that information.

Tuesday, CSC confirmed the person charged is an employee, and said that employee is currently on leave.

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Corrections would not comment further on the investigation.

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