Peel Regional Police Arrest Male for Hate-Motivated Crime

Posted on Monday July 24, 2017

Region of Peel – As a result of a lengthy investigation, Peel Regional Police have arrested and charged a male with a Hate-Motivated Crime.

On Monday July 24, 2017, and after receiving consent from the Attorney General’s office, Kevin J. Johnston, a 45 year-old male from Mississauga was arrested and charged with one count of Wilful Promotion of Hatred as per the Criminal Code of Canada.  The charge stems from a lengthy investigation into numerous incidents reported to police, involving Kevin J. Johnston and concerns information published on various social media sites.

Kevin J. Johnston is scheduled to appear at the A. Grenville & William Davis Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton on July 24, 2017. 

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