Jared Charles sentencing date still not set

Jared John Charles has been charged in connection with the abduction of an 8-year-old prince Albert girl. Photo courtesy Prince Albert Police.

The man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual assault in a July amber alert won’t know his sentencing date until March 2.

Jared John Charles, who was 19 when he was arrested and charged, was due in court Friday to learn when he would face sentencing. While a pre-trial report had been completed, a Gladue report was not yet done, and the sentencing was delayed another week.

Charles was originally facing a number of charges, including aggravated sexual assault. Since his guilty plea, that charge no longer appears beside his name on court documents.

Charles will be sentenced on 10 charges, including kidnapping, abduction, child abandonment and sexual assault.

Charles triggered an amber alert last summer when an eight-year-old girl was abducted from a playground. She was found safe an hour later, wandering a rural area near the city. Charles was arrested shortly after.

 

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