Hamilton man, 80, charged in 1994 sexual assault in Kingston


Published January 20, 2023 at 9:03 am

Lawrence Serson hamilton kingston sexual assault arrested charged 1994
An 80-year-old Hamilton man was arrested and charged in connection to a violent sexual assault that took place in 1994 in Kingston. (Stock photo)

Kingston Police arrested an 80-year-old Hamilton man on Wednesday in connection to a sexual assault that took place in 1994.

Lawrence Serson was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, break-and-enter with intent, assault, uttering threats, and forcible confinement.

Serson was 52 at the time of the incident.

He’s accused of forcing his way into the home of a 44-year-old woman living alone.

Police say the woman was viscously assaulted while asleep, confined, and violently sexually assaulted.

The cold case remained open for 29 years.

Police used DNA evidence to link Serson to the crime.

Serson was transported from Hamilton to Kingston on Wednesday and appeared in court the following day.

He remains in police custody.

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