Man ac­cused of ab­duct­ing eight-year-old Saskatchewan girl ap­pears in court

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

A man ac­cused of kid­nap­ping and sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an eight-year-old girl made his first ap­pear­ance in Saskatchewan court.

Jared John Charles, who is 19, ap­peared in pro­vin­cial court in Prince Al­bert, Sask. to face nu­mer­ous charges in­clud­ing kid­nap­ping, forcible con­fine­ment, sex­ual as­sault and aban­don­ing a child.

Charles didn’t speak as his case was ad­journed to give him time to find a lawyer.

He is sched­uled to ap­pear in court again Fri­day via video link.

An Am­ber Alert was is­sued Tues­day for the girl after she dis­ap­peared from a play­ground in Prince Al­bert, Sask.

She was found sev­eral hours later.

Court doc­u­ments show Charles, who is also iden­ti­fied as Jar­rod Charles, was charged with ab­duct­ing two boys early last fall in La Ronge, Sask. How­ever, the charges were later stayed.

Charles is cur­rently on pro­ba­tion after plead­ing guilty to sex­ual in­ter­fer­ence.

In De­cem­ber 2016, he was sen­tenced to three and a half months time served and three years pro­ba­tion for a case in­volv­ing a nine-year-old girl.

He was or­dered to get sex­ual of­fender coun­selling, not to be alone with chil­dren un­der the age of 16, not to be in parks or pools un­less he’s with an adult who is aware of his con­vic­tion and not to use so­cial me­dia to com­mu­ni­cate with any­one un­der the age of 16.

He was also told to reg­is­ter with the Na­tional Sex­ual Of­fender Registry.

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