Guilty verdict in grave desecration trial

The Brockville Courthouse at 41 Court House Square in Brockville, Ont. (Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – A woman from the Brockville area has been found guilty of desecrating a child’s grave in the summer of 2016.

Katherine Collins, 27, of Brockville (previously Elizabethtown-Kitley) was found guilty Tuesday (Dec. 5) of one count of indignity to a dead body and one count of breach of probation.

The verdict followed a trial in October.

In September 2016, O.P.P. started an investigation after learning two people had urinated on the grave of a three-year-old boy at the Oakland Cemetery on County Road 2.

Court has ordered a pre-sentence report.

The case will be heard again Feb. 2, 2018.

The maximum penalty for indignity to a dead body is five years in prison.

A co-accused in the case, Haley Peyman of Kingston, Ont., had her charges resolved earlier through a peace bond, according to court records.

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