Jared John Charles, the man suspected of abducting an eight-year-old girl in Prince Albert, has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual assault.

The suspect originally came to public attention after a girl was abducted at a playground in the city on July 4 and found on an acreage outside the city that night. That same evening Charles was apprehended at a business in Prince Albert.

The incident was cause for Prince Albert’s first ever Amber Alert.

Charles was also facing charges of aggravated sexual assault, abandoning a child, criminal negligence and forcible confinement in connection with the incident.

Charles is expected to appear again in Prince Albert Court on February 23.