Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sentencing Hearing for Saskatchewan Man Who Abducted, Sexually Assaulted Girl

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sentencing Hearing for Saskatchewan Man Who Abducted, Sexually Assaulted Girl

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Sentencing hearing for man who sexually assaulted child

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - An eight-year-old girl who was abducted and sexually assaulted last July from a playground was left to make to her way out of dense forest near Prince Albert, Sask., with a bag of snacks, a root beer and a knife.

These details came out in court Wednesday during sentencing arguments for Jared Charles, who has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual assault.

Court heard Charles, who is 20, snatched the girl after a relative stepped away from her briefly to get some water.

The Crown is seeking a jail sentence of nine years, noting Charles has a history of fetal alcohol syndrome, attention deficit disorder and a history of approaching younger children.

The defence has asked for five years, saying Charles had a very difficult childhood and lived in numerous foster homes throughout his youth. …

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