A New Brunswick man accused in the nearly month-long disappearance of a woman in Moncton will have a preliminary hearing at the end of August.

Romeo Jacques Cormier was arrested in late March, hours after a 54-year-old woman who was allegedly held captive in a basement escaped.

She flagged down a passing truck.

The woman, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, disappeared almost a month earlier while leaving work at a Moncton shopping complex.

A surveillance camera showed her walking out a mall door but there were no other clues to her disappearance.

Her car was found in the parking lot.

Cormier faces charges of kidnapping, unlawful confinement, assault with a weapon, sexual assault, uttering death threats and theft.

The 62-year-old has not yet entered a plea, but has elected trial by judge and jury.