July 14, 2017 7:12 pm
Updated: July 17, 2017 7:17 am

Charges upgraded against Saskatchewan man accused of abducting girl

Charges are being upgraded against a man accused of abducting an eight-year-old girl from a playground in Prince Albert, Sask.

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Charges are being upgraded against Jared John Charles, accused of abducting an eight-year-old girl from a Saskatchewan playground.

Court documents show a charge of sexual assault against Charles is being changed to aggravated sexual assault and a charge of break and enter of a dwelling house is being added.

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Charles, 19, still faces other charges that include kidnapping, forcible confinement, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

He was arrested after an Amber Alert was issued July 4 when a girl disappeared from a school playground in Prince Albert.

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Police said a man was seen talking to the girl against a school wall before he grabbed her, put her into the back seat of his car and drove away.

She was found several hours later.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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