A first court appearance today for the man accused of attacking and trying to kill a six year old girl on a reserve west of Edmonton.
James Clifford Paul made his first appearance at Stony Plain provincial court this morning via CCTV.
The 21-year-old stood with his arms crossed as his defence lawyer put the case over for one week to file applications.
Paul is accused of attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping. Family members of the young girl say she was found naked in the snow in late December.
She remains in hospital and her family says she may have brain damage.
The accused parent’s say they have been forced to move off the reserve with their eight other children due to threats of violence.