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Police released this photo of a suspect in a child luring case in Halifax. (Halifax Regional Police)

The case of a Lower Sackville man charged with sexual assault in connection with an alleged case of child luring at a Halifax supermarket, was in provincial court Monday.

Leo Jones faces charges of abduction of a person under 14 and sexual assault.

Halifax Regional Police say it appears a man approached a four-year-old boy and took him into the upstairs bathroom at the Atlantic Superstore on Joseph Howe Drive last week.

Staff at the supermarket manned the doors and made announcements after the child's mother noticed he was gone.

Police said the suspect then walked out of the washroom with the boy, but when he got downstairs he left the boy behind and walked out of the store alone.

Jones was arrested two days later, without incident.

Crown prosecutor Chris Nicholson said Jones was released from custody on Friday.

"He was released by the police and there's conditions of release on the file. He's not to have contact with any children under 16 except in the custody of a parent," Nicholson said.

Roger Burril, Jones' lawyer, waived the reading of the charges. The case was set over until Sept. 18.