A woman was charged with harassment after allegedly harassing her neighbour over a year-and-a-half-old child, and criminal misconduct in relation to her allegedly failing to provide an appropriate home care service.
A B.S. court heard the man, who is also the owner of a small property, had moved out of the house in the fall of 2016.
The neighbour was “shocked and distressed” when she was notified about the alleged harassment, according to an affidavit.
“She felt the accused had no right to be there,” the court document states.
The man, whose name has not been released, is now facing a charge of criminal mischief and harassment, and could face a year in jail if convicted.
He could also face up to $5,000 in fines and community service.
The woman was arrested in March and is scheduled to appear in court in May.
“It’s been a really long, hard road to get here,” the neighbour said.
The case has prompted a wave of calls for a national investigation into what some consider to be an epidemic of stalking, harassment, domestic violence and other forms of domestic violence in Canada.
“The fact that she was a mother and it wasn’t the woman’s fault, it’s a bit heartbreaking,” the woman, who has not spoken publicly about the case, told CBC News.
“I can’t imagine how this woman felt.”
A spokesperson for the B.N.S., which is responsible for investigating reports of domestic and sexual violence, told news outlets that it was aware of the case and had taken it seriously.
“We take domestic violence very seriously and take it very seriously when it involves a person’s safety and wellbeing,” they said.
The woman told CBC she is not sure what happened but that she believes her neighbour, who lives in the same community as her, is responsible.
“He had no reason to be in the house.
We’ve been together for 15 years and we’re just not a happy family,” she said.