06/26/2015 03:15 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 05:59 EDT

Edmonton Man Charged After Girl Sexually Assaulted In Pet Store

Edmonton Police Service
EDMONTON - Police have charged a man with sexually assaulting a young girl in an Edmonton pet store.

Officers say the five-year-old was briefly away from her mother while they were shopping in the business last weekend.

They say a stranger approached the child and led her to a washroom, where he sexually assaulted her.

Police located a suspect a short distance away.

Adrian Ballantyne, who is 27, also faces charges of sexual interference and breach of probation.

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