By: Charlene Tebbutt
A young man from northern Saskatchewan has been sentenced to penitentiary time in a case that gripped the community of Prince Albert and changed the lives of a little girl and her family.
Jarrod John Charles was sentenced in court Wednesday to eight years and 90 days in custody in connection to the kidnapping and sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl last year. The 20-year-old man previously pleaded guilty to several charges in connection with the July 4, 2017 incident in which he kidnapped the little girl from a Prince Albert playground and took to her to an abandoned house east of the city, triggering an Amber Alert and widespread manhunt.
Charles received credit of 611 days for time he spent in custody while his case was before the courts, leaving him with six and half years left to serve.
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Editor’s Note: Charles’ first name is sometimes spelled “Jared.” Both spellings have appeared on official documentation.