A Yorkton man accused of abducting an 11-year-old girl at a local fair will face a preliminary hearing on two of the three charges against him early next year.

Melvin Dale Koroluk is charged with kidnapping and assault in the July incident.

The hearing for the 57-year-old is scheduled for Jan. 31.

Koroluk is also charged with unsafe storage of firearms. That matter will go to trial at the end of January.