Stranger charged with abducting 4-year-old Australian girl
November 5, 2021
CANBERRA, Australia - Cleo Smith was back to her laughing, bubbly self as she played in the backyard of her Australian west coast family home on Thursday, hours before a 36-year-old stranger was charged with abducting the 4-year-old from a camping tent more than two weeks ago.
Police charged Terry Kelly, a local resident, with forcibly taking a child among other offenses, a police statement said.
Kelly, referred to in his charge sheet as Terence Darrell Kelly, appeared briefly in court in the town of Carnarvon where a magistrate refused to release him on bail.